Some call themselves Halo fans, but are they fan enough to travel all the way to Seattle, WA – just to participate in a Halo themed event? This is a question that’s going to be answered at PAX Prime this year when Halo comes to the event in a big way – with the return of “Halo Fest.”
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Halo franchise, Halo Fest is going to be a look back at a series that redefined the first person shooter, especially for console gamers who long believed GoldenEye was the definitive multiplayer FPS experience. Since the release of Halo: Combat Evolved, the Halo community has flourished – creating a massive following and lots of original content like the long running series Red Vs. Blue.
Admission to Halo Fest is included with the same PAX Prime badge gamers can buy for the 3 day event – which takes place from August 26-28, 2o11. The Halo event will be held during all three days – between the hours of 10AM and 6PM. Halo Fest promises tournaments, exclusive panels, and prizes to be won for those that attend.
More details about the event will become available at www.halowaypoint.com “soon,” so hopefully gamers will know for sure what’s in store – so they can decide if its worth their while to attend. The connection to Waypoint also hints that there could be a lot more to the event than just the listed itinerary. Could we get our first look at the next Halo installment from 343 Industries?
With just under 4 months to go until PAX Prime, we may have a better idea at E3 whether or not gamers are going to get their first glimpse at the next Halo title. A recent job posting from the studio revealed the developer is searching for talent to work on a new experience set in the Halo universe. This seemed to confirm that they are indeed working on Halo 4, which would imply that another studio has indeed been tasked with the development of a Halo: Combat Evolved remake – another potential feature of Halo Fest.