When digging around in Hex editors with the code of the Halo 3 beta you can find so many things. Some good, some bad, some impossible to decipher. This particular find, I’d place into the good catagory.
Here’s the list of vehicles found so far within the beta code data:
So some old favourites are returning (Scorpion, Wraith, Spectre) along with some familliar but up until now uncontrollable ones too (Phantom, Pelican, Shadow), and the introduction of some entirely new vehicles on top of that (Hornet, Chopper). There really will be no need to walk anywhere in Halo 3.
I’d take a guess and say the Hornet is a UNSC version of the Banshee, a one man flying vehicle with a little fire power – that way the vehicle sides are a little more balanced now that we’ve got the Mongoose and all, and it keeps with the UNSC’s habit for naming vehicles after wildlife. What is most interesting though, is how big are the maps going to need to be if we’re all flying around in Pelicans and Phantoms? The beta code we’re dissecting contains all the text for onscreen messages such as:
Hold RB to drive Hornet
Hold RB to operate Pelican Turret
Hold RB to drive Shadow
Hold RB to ride in Phantom
So it’s in there folks, we’re gonna have a whole lot more to play with this time around. There may be more, this is just what we’ve found so far in the beta code, and who’s to say it’s all even in there? Stay tuned.
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