New fan made Halo game "Project Contingency" coming to the PC

By Justin Kahn ยท 14 replies
Aug 1, 2013
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  1. It has been quite a while since PC players saw a new Halo release given Microsoft moved the franchise exclusively to Xbox with Halo 3, Halo Wars, Halo Reach and the more recent Halo 4. Well, fret no more, as...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Wow this looks amazing... this is why I love PC gaming! The mods and community!
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    While I admire their efforts, that was a pretty weak demo. We didn't see a single fight scene, enemy combatant, friendly force - anything like that. Just scenery and long distance shots of a burning city.
    ghasmanjr and Jad Chaar like this.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,996   +1,317

    As far as I know this project has been around for a few months now and I wasent impressed a while ago either for the same reason, just shows the same assets over and over...
    I want to believe this is gonna be awesome, but these come around too often for me to jump for joy.
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Pretty much this.
  6. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Well before we all poo poo on it, it is only a tech demo. A fight scene would require lots of character models and animation for said models would be very time consuming for a tech demo. It certainly would have been cool to see more but seeing as the projects is only a few months old I wouldn't expect anything near complete.
  7. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Looks not bad for a fan project.
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Looks awesome. I need some gameplay to be convinced though. The lack of expertise worries me.
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    That's what a tech demo is.
  10. Mikymjr

    Mikymjr TS Booster Posts: 124   +9

    The graphics seem to be more realistic then the Halo games. Go for it! If this was only a taste of the things to come, then sure they have my like ^^
  11. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    You use the term tech demo, but I don't think it means what you think it means...
  12. Excellent !
  13. colinf

    colinf TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +7

    Sad to say but, this will end up in obscurity like all big fan made projects
  14. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    If anyone remembers back in 2000, the tech demos for the PS2 were amazing the the actual graphics ended up sucking. Usually, tech demos are better than the actual graphics of a game. In this case, I expected faaaaaaaar more out of the Cry Engine 3.
    On a side note, I am most likely the most diehard Halo fan on Techspot. I've read every book and I have played every game to death (except Wars and ODST...but those were terrible anyway). In the books, Eric Nylund describes the glassing of a planet as bombarding the surface with superheated plasma until no structure, nor living thing remained. Even the soil became so incredibly hot that it created a sheet of glass upon the surface (hence the phrase "glassing a planet"). In the last scene of the tech demo, the Covenent are glassing the planet and the structures are still standing but are merely on fire. This is crap. Plasma = hot as the sun
  15. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Right, just like Black Mesa.

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