Originally published at: Halo's "Battle Royale" spin-off is cancelled according to XboxEra's Nick Baker... - XboxEra
You may have seen a bunch of reporting over the last couple of days, stating that the rumoured Project Tatanka, an apparent Halo battle royale spin-off being developed by Certain Affinity in partnership with 343 industries, is apparently cancelled…according to…erm…us?
I’m going to pull a couple of extracts from some well known video game websites – here’s Eurogamer on the topic:
Speaking on the XboxEra podcast, reliable insider Shpeshal_Nick said the game, codenamed Project Tatanka, had seemingly been cancelled.
Here’s another, from IGN:
An unannounced Halo Battle Royale was reportedly cancelled, according to XboxEra co-founder Shpeshal_Nick.
What’s hilarious to me, and certainly a big surprise to Nick, is that this was a simple conversation, on the show, where we talking about someone else’s discussion on a podcast. Here’s the show, with a timestamp:
What’s even more amusing is I even make a joke about overreactions to a rumoured game rumoured at being cancelled, and that “we don’t know – it’s just the scuttlebutt out there“.
Must be a slow news day.
What’s really depressing in all of this is that we’re discussing someone else’s discussion, and all the headlines at the other end are effectively “Nick Baker reports Tatanka cancelled.” This is factually wrong. If we had corroborated, verifiable evidence and detail on this, I think it’s pretty likely we’d do a report ourselves. We don’t, so we haven’t. There’s a reason it’s just a discussion on the podcast.
The thirst for clicks continues, but not from us.