Welcome to the home of Master Chief.
Across the 520 bridge in Kirkland is 343 Industries, the Microsoft-owned company now responsible for the Halo franchise after Bungie became private in 2007. 343 released its first Halo game, Halo 4, in November and plans on developing two more installments.
Halo 4 brought in record $220 million when it debuted Nov. 6 and was the biggest launch, money-wise, in the 10-year history of the Halo franchise.
A few weeks ago, 343 opened its doors to national and international media outlets to demo new Spatan Ops chapters and multiplayer map packs for Halo 4. While we weren’t allowed to take photos around the main office areas, here are some shots from the demo room and lobby.
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