The entire post-Bungie Halo story from the boss herself.
343 Industries studio head and AIAS Hall of Famer Bonnie Ross discusses her entire career in this 70-minute interview, from her start on an NBA basketball game to how she came to ask for – and get – the keys to the Halo franchise, including the trials of Master Chief Collection and the lessons being applied to Halo Infinite. She discusses taking over Halo from Bungie, the mistakes of the Master Chief Collection, the reception of Halo 4, what they’ve learned from Halo 5, and what 343’s approach is for Halo Infinite.
If you’d rather listen than watch (but we encourage you to watch!), here’s an audio-only download link of the full episode.
Here is a preview clip, in which Ross reveals that prior to 343 Industries being formed, Borderlands developer Gearbox was considered as a studio who Microsoft could tap to make Halo 4:
And if you missed it, here’s one of our best recent episodes of Unfiltered, in which Insomniac founder Ted Price discusses his independent studio’s incredible ride from Sony upstart to Spider-Man powerhouse:
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