“We’ve done a lot of talking with Ensemble guys, and we’re all really excited about Halo Wars, because from everything we’ve seen so far it’s a very cool, faithful adaptation,” Isla told Eurogamer at the Develop conference in Brighton, where the sun shines and pigeons fight outside office windows.
“Everything we’ve seen has been very, very encouraging – we’re very excited about it. And of course, [Halo Wars is] also getting right the basics, the general roles – even fictionally. What role do grunts play in the Covenant fighting forces, what role do the Elites play, what role do Warthogs play, what role do Spartans play… All this kind of thing. I think they really nailed that. It’s encouraging.”
When Isla was asked about the canned Bungie announcement from E3 ’08, he simply said “Uggh”. The announcement will come soon enough we are guessing.