Halo Reach's Maps have pretty much scarred me from how terrible they are..
Really hoping they can make some quality maps like Halo 2 had..
Well some of the first details they released about Halo 4 were how the multiplayer maps were all original, well-balanced maps with competitive play in mind. They even have some people from MLG try them out and from what I heard they liked them.
Yea apparently the multiplayer maps are created from scratch and not reused from the campaign, which is good. I noticed that the lead multiplayer map designer is from Retro Studios (Metroid Prime series). Great team of developers.
i didnt know that but now my hype has went from 80 to 1000
Haha yea I was pumped to find out about it. Kynan Pearson is the guy. I think he was a level designer for the Metroid Prime series and Donkey Kong Country.
The metroid prime games have incredible level design for a first person game.. they've always had really unique geometry and verticality.
Check the video at around 1:33: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXs2SdH8WSg
That video in general gets me excited. There are people from Pixar, id Software, Valve... I think Microsoft is putting everything they have into this.