Halo: Combat Evolved er blandt de mest indflydelsesrige spil i moderne tid, og imens vi venter spændt på det sjette kapitel i serien, så har vi nu fået nyt indblik i tilblivelsen af originalen.
Det sker via en ny længere artikel ovre hos Waypoint kaldet "The Complete, Untold History of Halo", og her fremgår det blandt andet, at Microsoft virkelig, virkelig ikke kunne lide navnet "Halo" i starten.
"They said that it doesn't mean anything, and to people it does mean something to, it's not on-brand, because what we're selling is the super soldier, not this weird space junk. In every foreign language it sounds stupid, it's feminine, they had so many reasons why the name should be changed. They went for months and months, and they came back with a bunch of names. It was another border dispute. At some point they said, 'Okay, we're going to do a subtitle.' And this was before subtitles were the thing every game had. We thought that was dumb, but whatever, we could ignore it. Eventually they came back with Combat Evolved, and we thought that was the stupidest thing ever. It doesn't mean anything, it's not really informational, and it's not even good grammar."
Det lader til at Microsoft kæmpede febrilsk for at ændre navnet. Er du heller ikke vild med det?