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Microsoft is hitting San Diego this month for the annual Comic-Con International, and the company is giving Halo fans a few reasons to set aside some time. In addition to providing attendees with the first look at the digital series Halo: Nightfall, 343 Industries is holding a developer panel for the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
On Thursday, July 24 from 11:45-12:45 p.m., Halo executive producer Kiki Wolfkill and franchise development director Frank O'Connor will talk about Halo: Nightfall, along with members of the show's cast and crew. Halo: Nightfall is a live-action digital show set in the Halo universe, timed to come out around the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. O'Connor returns the following day to discuss the Halo collection, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. He's joined by senior producer Dennies Ries and online design lead Max Hoberman, and they'll talk about bringing the game's story and multiplayer to new audiences on Xbox One.
July 25, from 3:30-4:40 p.m., the people behind the upcoming Xbox Originals documentary Atari: Game Over will be giving a tease of the movie, which follows the attention-grabbing dig of a New Mexico landfill and a mission to seek the truth behind one of gaming's most enduring urban legends. It's your chance to see Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari game designer Howard Scott Warshaw, director Zak Penn, and others.
Visit here for the complete schedule, including specific details on the panel, and information on a panel focused on Sunset Overdrive and its art design.
Our TakePeople have been wanting a Halo movie for about as long as Halo's been around. We'll have to see if it's been worth the wait, or if Halo is best experienced in its interactive form. Fortunately, if you're going to Comic-Con in a few weeks, you won't have to wait much longer.
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