Spencer Yip of Siliconera snagged some facetime with Brian Jarrard and Frank O'Connor of Bungie to ask the question that a lot of us have yearned to ask ourselves: what's with the whole Halo DS
thing that IGN's Matt Casamassina keeps insisting is real
The official word is: if he played it, it wasn't from Bungie. So Casamassina's probably not insane
, but it's not anything resembling a "real" Halo DS
with the official stamp of Bungie approval. Apparently, the idea of Halo
on the DS has been pitched numerous times, so Jarrard and O'Connor said that if Casamassina played a handheld Halo
, it was probably a prototype mockup for one of those pitches. Sorry to dash any hopes, but the Bungie duo didn't sound too enthused on the idea of Halo
on Nintendo's dual screens. They wouldn't rule it out, but it seems we're not the only ones who have a few reservations
about FPS games on the DS. That doesn't mean there couldn't be a Halo
spinoff of some sort, however!
We can only hope this puts a stop to the discussions of whether or not Halo DS
ever existed, even if it doesn't really
answer the question. We can, at least, say for sure that Bungie didn't make an official version
, but maybe your neighbor Bob is working on one right now
. Why don't you go give him a hand?