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Learn what it's like to be a technical artist on Halo 5 today at 3PM EST

What's it like to make things go "boom" in a Halo game? We're interviewing technical artist Ben Laidlaw in advance of his GDC talk today at 3PM EST.

Bryant Francis, Senior Editor

January 11, 2017

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Most conversation around the Halo series has to do with either the general state of its first-person shooter design, or how the game series is deeply connected to the success of Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming platform. But today we want to ask, what’s it like to work as a technical artist on the series? 

Today at 3PM EST, we’re going to be talking with Halo 5: Guardians technical artist Ben Laidlaw, who will be giving a talk at GDC specifically about caching geometry in order to make responsive environments that respond to player combat. You can catch the full talk at GDC in February, but today we’re going to be talking to Laidlaw about what it’s like filling a small (but important!) role in a triple-A company. 

So if you’ve ever wanted to hear about the nuts and bolts of making a Halo game, or just want to want to ask Laidlaw about how to solve technical problems on your own game, join us at 3PM EST for a crash course on the technical art of Halo

And while you’re at it, be sure to subscribe to the Gamasutra Twitch channel for regular developer interviews, gameplay commentary, and editor roundtables. 

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About the Author(s)

Bryant Francis

Senior Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Bryant Francis is a writer, journalist, and narrative designer based in Boston, MA. He currently writes for Game Developer, a leading B2B publication for the video game industry. His credits include Proxy Studios' upcoming 4X strategy game Zephon and Amplitude Studio's 2017 game Endless Space 2.

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