34 years of war, billions of soldiers and civilians dead, all colonies on different planets under attack.
And it is up to you to save them, as an commander of one of the Frigate Class ships named "Wings of a Angel" that came from
an mission far in space to find new planets to live on, got the task to destroy the Covenant invasion of destroying humanity.

Evolutions will contain:
- Original campaign mode with over 64 missions
- All original and new units for both The UNSC and The Covenant
- New Resource system
- New General Powers based on the Halo universe
- New Multiplayer maps
- Original Soundtracks
- And many more

Evolutions is created under the licens of Microsoft Game Studios “Game Content Rules” and is using concept from Halo.Evolutions is a non profit project for Halo fans by Halo fans

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16 comments by MrTaxikiller on May 7th, 2014

Paging all armchair generals - please wax your moustaches, don your monocles and, er, plump your armchairs. Microsoft appears to be working on a new instalment of a classic strategy game franchise, as per a job ad spotted by NeoGAF.
"Microsoft Studios is looking for a highly experienced senior games developer to help build and lead the team for a new AAA title within an established and well-loved strategy game franchise," it reads. The successful candidate's "primary responsibilities will be to recruit and lead the client-side engineering team, drive technical strategy for client development, manage the day-to-day engineering rhythm, and evaluate and recommend appropriate middleware and tools to accomplish our goals".

Microsoft has three strategy franchises that could fit the label "established and well-loved", by my reckoning. The most obvious is Age of Empires, created by now-dead Ensemble Studios - there hasn't been a peep on that front since 2011's free-to-play instalment Age of Empires Online, which is due to be closed down in July 2014.Ensemble is also the studio behind Halo Wars, one of the few well-regarded and successful console-native real-time strategy titles. I'm not sure I'd call it an "established" franchise, though - sales weren't spectacular. Phil Spencer praised the game's control scheme while expressing guarded enthusiasm for console strategy experiences in January.Last but not least, there's Viva Pinata, Rare's intensely sugary animal husbandry sim. The developer has ideas for how a new game might make use of Kinect, and Microsoft's head PR honcho Major Nelson has broached the subject on Reddit. I also can't help noticing that Rare retweeted our retrospective from last month. On the other hand, the job listing above is based in Redmond, rather than at Rare's HQ in Leicestershire, UK.Any frothy bits of speculation to share?

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Ahrimansiah May 1 2014, 4:30pm says:

Dude i dont wana sound rude but get a life... who the *** care about a number?!! couple of people? well let me wake you up couple of people are not majority of people! beside its just a MOD! as long as it plays good and fun WHICH IS most important of the part!, we dont give a **** about such a small details like a number or WHERE it happens!
Dont you have imagination?!! if no then dont play games if yes then imaging some story up for your self if you care about such a minor info details so much! good luck :P

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Flam1ng_Dem0n May 1 2014, 5:54pm replied:

First of all, its funny when someone says "I don't mean to be rude". Yet they still have the intention of doing so. Its like saying, I don't mean to be an ***, but I am still going to be one anyways. Sounds really hypocritical...right?

Second, accusing someone of not having an imagination is rather out of line and just down right trash talk.

Third, you are attempting to start a argument over the internet. Do you know how silly that is? Go else where troll/flamer. We don't appreciate that sort of person around here.

Forth, I was simply question the thought process behind the mod. I can see what the mods description says, but I was simply wondering what MrTaxikiller thought process was.

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Tiberium_Exposure May 14 2014, 10:14pm replied:

The best thing you can do for everyone now is to stop typing altogether. Your points are invalid if you cannot understand the idea behind the mod itself or the creativity required to start, let alone continue such a project. it does not require a story as it is NOT canon. timeline-based facts from the halo universe are invalid here, and if you have a problem with that, then suck it up and rant about it elsewhere because nobody here wants to see you try to make sense about something that does not. don't question why something exists if there is no reason for it existing other than to and allow others to enjoy its existence. its that simple. you don't have to like it if you don't want to and nobody is trying to tell you any different, but please, if you're not here to support the idea, then please leave this page to those of us who do support it. refusal to do so would be pointless on your part since based on all of the comments responding to what you said, few here care what you think or believe and those who do care, only care enough to talk you into leaving so others don't have to see someone with disappointed eyes trying to put down a mod simply because it is different.

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neronix17 May 2 2014, 11:32am replied:

Want a simple answer? Two words - Alternate Universe. Now stop arguing about such a stupid little detail that doesn't really matter.

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LGPG May 2 2014, 12:03am replied:

oh come on!!! PLEASE, this is not the Halo game, as i said i love halo universe i read each piece of history and second history of the game each time i can, but man, it's a mod, will be good a great history with facts in the halo universe but there is no thing, however he can change the numbers and will be the same thing.

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LGPG May 1 2014, 6:08am says:

am.. i was asking what kind of soldier will be the greanadier in halo, cause there is the rocket launcher trooper, the Marine, and the Zone trooper could be a some kind of spartan or ODST maybe, but the greanadiers what kind of soldier it will be? unless your planning to put the ODST in exchange.

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Madin Apr 29 2014, 5:23am says:

Some very nice stuff lately, good work!

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Flam1ng_Dem0n Apr 28 2014, 6:35pm says:

Just thought I would point out as a helpful tip that the Human-Covenant War actually lasted a total of 28 Years and not the 34 years listed above in the mod description. Not sure where the 34 Years came from to be honest. Care to elaborate why you have it set as that and where you got it?

Otherwise I would suggest fixing that date.

Everything (information wise) looks pretty good.

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MrTaxikiller Creator
MrTaxikiller Apr 29 2014, 2:27am replied:

Like many time's said before, we are not going trough the original story line from the Halo events.

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Flam1ng_Dem0n Apr 29 2014, 6:13am replied:

That makes no sense. What you just said goes against you Mod description. What part of the Halo Universe are you looking at modeling this mod after? If it involved the Covenant, that would be the Human-Covenant War. And that war in particular was 28 years.

Care to elaborate what part of the Halo Lore you are making the mod after?

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MrTaxikiller Creator
MrTaxikiller Apr 30 2014, 7:15am replied:

"Care to elaborate what part of the Halo Lore you are making the mod after?"

simple answer, none !

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Flam1ng_Dem0n Apr 30 2014, 1:48pm replied:

If that is honestly the answer, then this would not be a Halo Mod. Since "Lore" pretty much means something that is based off of or related to a curtain subject or story. So in turn, you are not making a Halo Mod.

Also, you are actually basing this off of the Halo Lore, since everything in your Mod Description relates to the Halo Universe and its lore.

Thus, you are contradicting yourself.

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LGPG May 1 2014, 6:05am replied:

man... i love the halo universe, and it's history... but.. you really think someone will read the whole damn history to play the mod?.
Indeed, it was 28 years but it's just a mod for God sake.

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Flam1ng_Dem0n May 1 2014, 2:59pm replied:

Actually, I do. I know of (and still know) plenty of people who would heavy question why this mod has 34 years instead of 28 years. Not only that but they would also question why he says he is not basing it off of the Halo Lore, yet all of the vehicles are from the Halo Lore and the mod itself it Halo themed.

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LGPG May 1 2014, 11:59pm replied:

man.... is just a mod.

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