I was involved in a conversation with some members from SSRCG a while back, who were talking about how even with Halo: MCC Halo won’t make it in esports. I was wondering why they think this is, I can think of a few reasons myself but overall, I think this is the first time in years that Halo won’t just have 1, but will have 3 titles that can and have all thrived within esports. Now I now that it is very, very unlikely that Halo or any console game will ever reach the heights of the big PC games, and that is down to developer support. That being said, it won’t need to be as big as those games, as COD has shown that console games can do just fine in esports.
So, COD is obviously the game that will stand in Halo’s way, but lets be realistic, no COD game has ever been better or more competitive than Halo 1 2 or 3 (I am sure some people will disagree with some of those Halo titles, but I don’t think any CoD game can come close to Halo 2). So, Halo should have the more competitive title, but also a more popular title, as again all 3 of those Halo’s were immensely popular. The only two things I can see standing in the way are that Halo will need to have some big money behind it, as that is how CoD has maintained its dominance even though it is a fairly poor game. Where Halo will get that money from I don’t know, whether it will be MLG or even 343 itself I am not sure, but it will need big money behind it. The second thing would be the community spreading out over all 3 games, but I think if one of the big tournaments pick up say Halo 2, most people will play Halo 2.
So I think, as long as it has money it should do just fine, but I know some people disagree so I would love to know what you think is standing it Halo’s way.