Q: Foundry is completely different from any map Bungie has made for a Halo game, how so?
Foundry was designed from the beginning to be a Forge level. There is an almost limitless amount of potential map designs that can be made by arranging objects in different configurations. You can remake Hang ‘Em High out of crates. Kind of.
The second you see someone delete the entire level in Forge, you realize the potential a space like this has. The default layout Tyson put together is great, but the possibilities are definitely greater.
Q: Was Foundry’s art inspired by areas from a Campaign space like Rat’s Nest?
We loved the feel of the Warehouse area in the campaign [on Voi] and it really made for an ideal playground that could be filled with lots of modular crates.
Q: Tom Doyle called the Forge objects for Foundry “Legos” – what kinds of items are players going to have at their disposal?
Legos that look like all the things you might find in a Warehouse in Halo.
All the things you’ll need to make a great multiplayer playground. Man-sized crates, walls, fences, stairs, bridges, and of course fusion coils. I wouldn’t trust anything Tom Doyle says if I were you. He’s shifty.
Q: What’s the default set-up on Foundry? What’s it built for?
The layout that will be include with the map is set up to work well to support as many gametypes as possible. But once players get a hold of it with Forge I can’t wait to see what people will do with it!
Q: It’s not a huge map so what’s the ideal player count for Foundry’s shenanigans?
I can’t think of anything funny to say about this question other than being impressed you somehow fit shenanigans into one of the questions.
4-12. Unless you’re Barry and then probably 1. Playing Halo isn’t the only thing he does by himself.
Q: In daily playtests, what gametypes have been the most successful on Foundry?
Most gametypes work great on Foundry. I definitely had some memorable Territories and Assault games. Kill Barry, repeatedly, has been a popular one.
Yes. Kill Barry. As well as traditional Slayer and CTF.
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