N.O.V.A Trailer Emerges- What Will Microsoft's Lawyers Think?
We saw a preview of Gameloft's N.O.V.A back at WWDC 2009 for iPhone/iPod Touch. Even then it looked suspiciously like Halo. But now, there can be no doubt in saying that Halo "unofficially" makes its way to iPhone. This teaser trailer shows a lot of video reminiscent of Microsoft's Halo franchise. The last 50-seconds of the trailer shows actual gameplay, let's just say that the players involved look a lot like
Master Chief a military soldier and The Covenant some aliens in an intergalactic battle.
Microsoft has to take critical eye to this game as the similarities are TOO close for comfort. But, at the end of the day, I am just excited to get a Halo-like experience on my iPhone; I'm not complaining. Thank you Gameloft.
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Microsoft bought Bungie :-)
and hey, I am not complaining. For example, I love Blades of Fury which is a fantastic copy of Soul Calibur.
Bungie bought themselves back off MS they're an independant company now
Did not know they bought themselves out of Microsoft. Thanks for the update.
Gameloft keep cranking them out at reasonable prices. :-D
You have to look at it like this, when you start ripping off content from other developers its likely to put you in hot water incredibly fast and get you put under just as quickly.
There is no market for high scale developers to invest millions of dollars into an UNPROVEN AND CLUTTERED system for games AND gamers. You could say that the cream of the crop gets the most attention, but when you can't effectively advertise to your gamer base your game will just be buried underneath the thousands of titles available.
Besides if there is a mobile version of Halo coming, it would be for the Zune, not the iPhone/iPod.