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co-founder and director on Halo, Halo 2, and Destiny, hasn't done a lot
of interviews, but in honor of Bungie Day (which is today) Jones
granted one where he talked about Halo 1's overpowered pistol.
In the first of a three-part interview with IGN, Jones talked about the mythical nature behind behind Halo 1's pistol.
As the rumor goes, Jones increased the power of the pistol by changing
the code at the last second, right before the game was shipped, and he
did it without anybody knowing. He confirms the rumor, but not without
letting it remain a little ambiguous:
we did feel comfortable doing was changing the code, and so… I added
code specifically, when the map was loaded, to change a single number on
the pistol. Whether that was ‘ninja style’ or not,” he says with a
laugh, “I’ll be happy to let you decide.”
Head here to read the full interview
with Bungie's notoriously shy Jason Jones where he talks about the the
process of managing such a huge development team, and how Halo might
have been different if the team was starting development on it today.
Jones claims that the pistol's power, however, would remain the same.
[Source: IGN and Bungie]
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I think the clip size makes the pistol balanced.
strange how changing one number can make a game so much more memorable.
If it was not for Jones being a code ninja we would not have the greatest pistol the world has ever seen.
Kinda weird this is a 3 part article. He must have lots of good stuff to say.
HAPPY BUNGIE DAY!
I used that pistol against people at school on Halo CE on PC. I may have lost twice, and we played a few times every week.
Personally, I never knew the pistol was "technically" automatic until after I beat the game multiple times XD
Many a Halo fan can thank him for that.
Didn't see this coming.
Ah, the good 'ol days.