Rumor: Halo 4 Ranking System Similar To Halo Reach?
Halo Franchise Development Director Frank O’ Connor has recently been discussing the multiplayer ranking system for Halo 4 on the NeoGaf forums. With some of the community split on preference between the Halo 3 “one-to-fifty” ranking system and the considerably more mainstream system implemented in Halo Reach, it seems that the fourth iteration in Master Chief’s saga won’t be leaning towards the former.
Through a handful of replies on the NeoGaf forums concerning the new game’s ranking system for multiplayer, O’ Connor was quick to point out what he considered flaws in the 1-50 system in Halo 3:
Moving on with his argument concerning boosters in past Halo titles, he was quick to mention why boosting is so silly, and how he’d like to draw attention away from that going forward:
You can check out the board for yourself if you’d like more context.
From what I could parse from an overhead view, it would seem that 343 Industries is aiming away from the Halo 3 ranking system, and focusing on something more Reach-ish, but ultimately attempting to create something noticeably different.
No official announcements have been made regarding the ranking system in Halo 4, but rest assured, we’ll let you know when we’ve heard some sweet new details.
If you’re super dedicated to learning more about the multiplayer in Halo 4, go give the 343i SparkCast a listen, it’s the developer’s official podcast – and it’s actually a pretty compelling hour of Halo talk.
[via 343 Industries Forums]