Gravity games in Halo 3

Halo 3 will enable you to tinker with the forces of gravity in any multiplayer match, just as easily as tweaking other match-specific details like weapon sets and round duration, according to reports from developer Bungie.

"As it stands, gravity can be increased or decreased as easily as any other gameplay setting," says the latest update. Members of the dev team have been indulging... sorry, hard at work in testing Halo 3's multiplayer mode, and the update is a hands-on report from one three-match session.

It might not be a confirmation as such, but Bungie has beengoing on for years about wanting to include a gravity-twisting option in the game. Why would it be removed now Bungie has finally got it working? Especially since the developer reckons that playing with 50% gravity is "ridiculously fun."

With luck - and providing Bungie isn't about to play cruel overlord and cancel our new favorite feature - we'll soon be bounding through Halo 3's multiplayer maps like, well, an overjoyed idiot fan whose big wish has just come true. But don't worry, we'll be sure to tell you all about it. Once we've calmed down, of course.

February 2, 2007

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.