10 Interesting Facts About Halo

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Halo spawned a multi-billion-dollar franchise, turned the Xbox into a household name and managed to make the awkwardly-named Master Chief a legit pop-culture icon. But how much do you really know about Halo. Find out below.


1
The original Halo was supposed to have 25 levels, not 10.

2
Halo was never supposed to be a trilogy. Now there are 6 of them.

3
Originally, Halo was conceived as a real-time strategy game, a booming genre at the time thanks to the likes of Warcraft.

4
During the three-year development of Halo 3, the team at Bungie reportedly put away over 20,000 pounds of cheesy goodness, 24,000 gallons of soda and a half ton of bananas.

5
Master Chief is no young buck. According to Halo lore, the Spartan soldier was already in his 40s during initial Halo trilogy, having fought on the front lines of the Covenant conflict since he was 14.

6
The war being waged in Halo isn't simply one of territory but a religious one.

7
Halo was originally supposed to be a Mac exclusive title, up until Bungie got bought up by Microsoft.

8
We never get to see Master Chief’s face.

9
The multiplayer for the original Halo was only playable 5 weeks before the game actually came out.

10
The “Halo” franchise has generated over $4 billion in worldwide sales to date.