Among the coolest things we saw at PAX today didn’t happen on the showroom floor, where dozens of new games were being brandied about for all to see. Nor was it located in a bag of swag handed to me with Little Big Planet stamped all over the side of it. No, in reality, the coolest thing I saw at PAX today was during the panel for RoosterTeeth, the creators of the Halo machinima “RedVsBlue”. What was it, exactly?
An animated (as in, cartoon) clip of a scene from a potential new RedVsBlue series.
This clip starred all of the characters featured in the popular machinima and web-series, only they were fully animated Halo characters instead of the in-game footage we are so used to seeing on our monitors. It featured several characters attempting an assault on a base, and it was full of action, hilarity, and stunning, colorful animation.
According to Burnie Burns of RoosterTeeth, they’re not quite sure what the future holds for this series, but the concept is incredible, and judging by the laughter of the other 3,000 in attendance at the panel, I think that others agreed.