The Halo franchise is popular. That’s pretty much fact. But can it outsell games like God of War III and Call of Duty 7 in 2010? Microsoft seems to think so.

Director of Xbox marketing Stephen McGill told CVG that Halo: Reach will take the series “to an entirely new level”, something he hopes will draw new players to the franchise.

“It’s an exciting time for Halo fans and we’re thrilled by the response from trailer shown at the VGAs last month which was phenomenal.

“Our hope for Halo: Reach is to be the biggest title of 2010 not only for Xbox, but across all platforms – a forecast which has been mirrored by industry professionals.”

Is the power of Halo that strong? Who knows. It’ll certainly sell, but it’s going up against some true heavy hitters.

Categories: News, Xbox 360 News

5 Responses so far.

  1. Nintendo says Mario is awesome. More at Eleven!

  2. Bastiaan Vroegop says:

    What Michael said.

    A game’s publisher saying his game is gonna be awesome isn’t news, it’s PR. Especially if said person is from the marketing department.

    Jens Erik Vaaler   [ 10:13, January 16th, 2010 ]

    @Bastiaan Vroegop, don’t shoot the messenger is all I’m going to say. I’m not going to buy the games, I’m just here to report stuff that happens in the industry.

    Bastiaan Vroegop   [ 12:58, January 18th, 2010 ]

    @Jens Erik Vaaler, It’s a journalist’s responsibility to filter everything he hears and report those things that are actually relevant. If it wasn’t for that, we might as well republish the recieved PR mails.

    Michael O'Connor   [ 20:55, January 18th, 2010 ]

    @Bastiaan Vroegop, Sometimes you just have to laugh at the stuff that companies tell you, which I think was half the point of posting this.

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