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343 Industries: Managing The Halo Franchise

by Dan Ryckert on Jan 18, 2010 at 04:00 AM

While Bungie handles the creation of the Halo video games, the universe surrounding these titles eventually grew too large to be managed by only one team. This led to the creation of 343 Industries, located near the Bungie studios in Redmond, Washington.

As one of the most successful new franchises of the last decade, Halo has expanded beyond gaming into new forms of media. Some gamers may stick with the basic retail package of the video games, but others delve deeper into the lore and mythology that was introduced back in 2001. For the latter group, there are novels, action figures, a new anime series, and more if they wish to learn more about the Spartans and their war with the Covenant.

Take a look at the video below to hear 343's Frank O'Connor, Josh Holmes, and Bonnie Ross discuss what their team does for the franchise and how this new venture came to be.