Solitude (Working Title) is a PSP and PC game using a heavily modified Quake engine, expanding upon the story of Halo: Combat Evolved. Expect a great, brand new single player story and all of the most popular multiplayer modes from Halo: CE! Our team is working hard to bring the game to you as fast as possible so be sure to stay tuned for any new updates. More information can be found on our site at www.halosolitude.com. Note: We are NOT ripping anything from any of Halos! All our models and textures are our own, made by using the original Halo art only as reference.

Report article RSS Feed Solitude: Update #40

We show you the two confirmed maps for release, a gameplay video!

Posted by Samuk on Aug 12th, 2010


Welcome to Solitudes 40th news update!


An update that isn't 6 months late? Blasphemy! Well the good news is that we have nailed down a potential release date and are working our butts of to make this set date the release of the Solitude Alpha. So let me tell you what you'll be getting map-wise in the Solitude's Alpha;


Cestra

This map is based on Eridanus II, home planet of the biggest bad ass in the Halo universe. The map is located at a UNSC mining research outpost: due to the covenant attacking the bigger city's, all the UNSC staff quickly abandoned it. Insurrectionists found the abandoned outpost and set up camp inside the base attempting to repair the base to it's former glory. It began to get over crowded so they started to research and repair the available mining equipment, a break through happened as they found the Henriksen 420 drilling vehicle. This aloud them to make a cave inside one of the surrounding icy cliff faces. Here they set defenses up to fight any surprise attacks from the covenant.


Wizard

Wizard is Wizard; a remake of the original Halo: Combat evolved map.

Halopedia wrote: It is most likely a Human structure due to the Human metal plates that make up the internal part of the base. It is also possible that it is one of the Human camps that the survivors of the Pillar of Autumn built on Installation 04.

There are still two or three maps that could be released with the alpha: although the most likely situation is map-packs.





A subject that is commonly talked about is the use of concept art, is it needed for a project with all the designs made? Yes, yes it does. Most people assume that working on Solitude takes no design, creativity and new ideas: after all it's a Halo game right.

Wrong. While the majority of the designs are done for us. We've decided that Solitude will benefit if we stop trying to mimic Halo one graphically and artistically. One of the early moves was the not so new, new Spartan. That started off a wave of new ideas, design work and creativity. The current Solitude art style (Xaleners art style as Like to call it) might just be the thing that makes the game feel more complete.

Anyway, meet the Henriksen 420 drilling vehicle.


Well that's, that for this weeks update. Stay tuned for some announcements on the 24th of this month!

If you like what you see, we encourage you to Track the Game to be be updated on future media, the more watchers, the more pressure I've got to make consistent updates!

See ya!

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Verendus
Verendus Aug 13 2010, 2:27am says:

Ooooh, I like that drill xD
Everything is looking great!

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watstha
watstha Aug 13 2010, 2:39am says:

jaja love it.
i really want to play it.
excelent work guys

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AJDominion
AJDominion Aug 13 2010, 3:09am says:

This is really coming along, nice work on the in game mechanics (based off of the provided video) and the drill

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TehPlazmon
TehPlazmon Aug 13 2010, 3:49am says:

lol! At first i thought the drill was a flood infection form! XD

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z.franz
z.franz Aug 13 2010, 4:54am says:

Great job, people!

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Jukki
Jukki Aug 13 2010, 6:05am says:

i thought the map were in halo firts. But when i saw video that there was no halo or treshold i knew i were wrong :D And i know who is from eridanus :D

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Boilar
Boilar Aug 13 2010, 7:35am says:

Thats Awesome! But i tihnk the Assault Rifle + Shotgun are underpowered.
And Sniper + Grenades = Overpowered.

But the progress... U guys are the best!

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Samuk Author
Samuk Aug 13 2010, 8:47am replied:

Well the sniper's a 2 hit body shot kill weapon, and 1 hit headshot weapon.

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GangAngel13
GangAngel13 Aug 13 2010, 9:37am says:

lol nice update! I love 5.30 in the video "YEAH??" xD

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GangAngel13
GangAngel13 Aug 13 2010, 9:42am says:

Hey nice menu revamp! Sexy :D

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Ravious
Ravious Aug 13 2010, 11:12am says:

I'M HYPED!

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MitchellS
MitchellS Aug 13 2010, 12:09pm says:

Very nice, looks fun for people with a slow computer like me. I cannot wait for further release.

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Big_Bone
Big_Bone Aug 13 2010, 2:05pm says:

Awsome! I look forward to the 24th!

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joealtair
joealtair Aug 13 2010, 2:28pm says:

"Stay tuned for some announcements on the 24th of this month"
are you sure because you guys have the worst track record for sticking to dates

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xalener
xalener Aug 13 2010, 7:56pm replied:

We don't have a track record for sticking to dates, as we've never announced any.

Besides, you should check out Valve, or ID software, or Gearbox if you think we're bad.

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Ark_
Ark_ Aug 13 2010, 7:54pm says:

@joealtair Are you sure because you have the best tack record for posting negative comments relating to times. Try this song Youtube.com

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GangAngel13
GangAngel13 Aug 14 2010, 12:37am replied:

LOL

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Marc1k1
Marc1k1 Aug 14 2010, 7:50pm says:

awesome-sauce.

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shadowraith
shadowraith Aug 15 2010, 3:48pm says:

you guys are awesome. a couple years and you have a game from a few homebrew dev's that looks like halo 1 on the xbox. really, really nice job fellas. i have a feeling, psp users are gonna get their butts kicked if you have inter-console fights. :P
nonetheless, i look forward to both forms, and again, keep up the fantastic work, and it looks great. look forward to being a alpha/beta tester. :P

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Ark_
Ark_ Aug 15 2010, 7:34pm replied:

Thanks, and we plan to have the pc players and the pc players apart for fairness.

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Ark_
Ark_ Aug 16 2010, 1:01am replied:

gah meant to say psp and not pc twice.

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monsterbasher1233
monsterbasher1233 Aug 15 2010, 10:58pm says:

Hey is it me or did the muzzle flashes chage back to a squar pic.

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ruhtraeel
ruhtraeel Aug 16 2010, 5:19pm says:

Hey, if you need any help in the art department, I could give it a try. I've taken Comtech (Digital Design) courses throughout all 3 years of high school. Just sayin, cause I think I could easily fix the muzzle flash XD

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Ark_
Ark_ Aug 16 2010, 5:57pm replied:

The muzzle flash is a clear placeholder, it just a sprite placed roughly where the barrel should be. With attachments and particle effects ( the way I hope we get to do it) it will look alot better.

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xalener
xalener Aug 17 2010, 4:21pm replied:

Yeah, the muzzle flashes are from Half life. 100% temporary.

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Supermario641996
Supermario641996 Aug 18 2010, 8:23pm says:

Can't wait for 6 more days!!! BEST PSP HACK EVER!!!!!

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iwantalife
iwantalife Aug 18 2010, 8:39pm replied:

Me either!

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Mexicouger
Mexicouger Aug 19 2010, 2:38am replied:

I bet they are gonna release... Too Bad I won't be able to get it because I will be gone

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iwantalife
iwantalife Aug 20 2010, 7:47pm replied:

I hope that they release.

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Supermario641996
Supermario641996 Aug 24 2010, 10:37pm replied:

Well. We were all wrong. We just get slapped in the face and hope that sometime they will do some announcements. I hope that they didn't come across something bad aka a glitch or something like that.

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Big_Bone
Big_Bone Aug 23 2010, 12:20am says:

Are you guys going to release your game engine for public use with the alpha or are we going to have to wait until the final release?

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Supermario641996
Supermario641996 Aug 24 2010, 3:13am says:

Well I can not wait for how much longer it will be. It is 3:00 am were I live after watching a night of NO RESERVATIONS and it seems like forever. Knowing that something good is about to happen in the morning of the day or night of a good long awaited update that every one is dieing to here or read or download with what ever happens sometime today. I'll will be happy to see it in a since. You guys are probably one of the most best psp game making ever. I am glad that my psp was ready for this.

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Boilar
Boilar Aug 24 2010, 1:46pm says:

Quick Question. IF there is a beta this year, will we see the ghost in it? Oh, and today its the 24th. Ehh, will the announcment be today? ^^

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Supermario641996
Supermario641996 Aug 24 2010, 10:34pm says:

Well, seaing that I'm guessing no update today/to night. Good night. Hope your announcements come soon.

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iwantalife
iwantalife Aug 25 2010, 2:58pm says:

So much for the 24th...

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Samuk Author
Samuk Aug 25 2010, 5:46pm says:

Sorry lads. Announcements on it's way.

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iwantalife
iwantalife Aug 25 2010, 9:26pm replied:

Haha, it's okay Sami. I understand. I was just messin anyway :)

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Mexicouger
Mexicouger Aug 27 2010, 6:55pm says:

3 days later...

I understand that it takes a day to get the update authorized, But not 3 days... Oh well, I bet there will be an update very soon. No release though. I bet there will be a release around Setpember 10th.

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Ark_
Ark_ Aug 27 2010, 11:09pm replied:

The update has been posted on the forums a while back. Some media is being prepped for the ModDB update.

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Gearsguy
Gearsguy Sep 12 2010, 12:35am says:

Was just thinking, if you can never get the AR counter down, why not have the thing smashed so it looks broken (Like glass shattered)

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Mexicouger
Mexicouger Sep 12 2010, 3:49pm replied:

That would be kinda dumb. Not Every assault rifle would be broken... Have some logic.

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GangAngel13
GangAngel13 Sep 15 2010, 6:50pm replied:

That's actually a good idea...you never know, if push comes to shove take the damn count off or something. It's not very mandatory.

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Mitoraw
Mitoraw Sep 13 2010, 6:32pm says:

Yes thats a dumb idea lol

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Kokumotsu
Kokumotsu Oct 6 2010, 5:01pm says:

why cant teh AR ammo count go down, im guessing it would just take to much to work on such a small thing,
Oh and when will there be a new update im dying to see whats new in teh past 2 months!!!

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heyitsme259
heyitsme259 Oct 13 2010, 3:03am says:

so much for the 24th its been two months since an update

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Ark_
Ark_ Oct 13 2010, 8:34am says:

"The update has been posted on the forums a while back. "
Think of it as a special thanks to our forum members, a big update should be out soon here on mod db (big ;) ).

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Supermario641996
Supermario641996 Oct 13 2010, 11:15pm replied:

Thanks for telling us ahead of time. ;)

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Colossal_Dragon
Colossal_Dragon Oct 16 2010, 2:40am says:

SWEET! I really like the grenade explosion!

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heyitsme259
heyitsme259 Oct 17 2010, 1:13am says:

cant wait for this to be released looks realy good

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R3DR0CKET
R3DR0CKET Oct 23 2010, 2:42pm says:

hey the games website isnt working and its getting close to the release date and so i was just wondering what was going on

but other than that
cant wait for the release
hope it happens

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