John Carpenter is a legendary director who’s best known for classic films such as The Thing and Halloween, but he also happens to be a pretty avid gamer.
Carpenter, who celebrates his birthday today (74), took to Twitter this weekend to comment on one of the latest games that he’s playing—Microsoft and 343 Industries’ new open-world Halo sequel, Halo Infinite. According to the iconic filmmaker, Halo Infinite is actually the best game in the series, a pretty big compliment considering the critical acclaim that Bungie managed to achieve with the original Halo: Combat Evolved and other earlier titles in the franchise.
HALO INFINITE is a fun shooter. Immense beautiful production design. Best of the Halo series.— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) January 16, 2022
“HALO INFINITE is a fun shooter,” Carpenter tweeted before pointing out the “immense beautiful production design” of 343 Industries’ latest effort. He goes on to call the game the “best of the Halo series.”
Carpenter’s compliments didn’t go unnoticed by senior staff at 343 Industries, who were excited to hear that the director loved their game. Frank O’Connor, franchise creative director of Halo, tweeted that he was going to watch Prince of Darkness in celebration, while Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Industries, thanked him for his creativity and wished him a happy birthday.
Carpenter has written and directed numerous classics over the years that include Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog, Escape from New York, The Thing, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China. His last feature was The Ward, a 2010 film that centers around an institutionalized woman played by Amber Heard who’s terrorized by a ghost.
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