Cancelled Halo Mega Bloks game footage supposedly leaked online

As one of Microsoft's biggest video game franchises, the Halo series has seen its fair share of spin-offs and merchandise. One of the more prevalent examples of this is Halo's Mega Bloks line, shaping the first-person shooter franchise to a plastic brick form. It now appears that footage of an unreleased Halo Mega Bloks game has surfaced online, giving a glimpse of the project's potential.

Posted on the channel of video game archivist, Andrew Borman, the twelve-minute video supposedly breaks down a vertical slice of the game put together for demonstration purposes. Featuring a single campaign mission, the demo shows the game's similarities to the main series, alongside reworked gameplay to fit the Mega Bloks style.

With its official name never decided, the Halo Mega Bloks project was simply referred to as 'Haggar' by the game's developer, n-Space. Following an established presence with Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii titles, the Halo Mega Bloks game was one of the company's few games ever intended for an Xbox release.

However, with the project supposedly being cancelled and n-Space's closure in 2016, Haggar has evidently been left as an unforgotten relic of Halo history. Although the above gameplay shows a polished slice of the project, the game likely still had a long way to go before completion.

Seemingly in production for the Xbox 360 for a majority of 2013, Haggar was likely abandoned for a variety of factors. Taking a step in a childish direction, a Halo Mega Bloks title would've been a huge diversion from the core Halo formula. With uncertain appeal and the Xbox One's launch on the horizon, the game possibly struggled to find its place in the market. Whether hidden away in Halo's past or influencing future titles, the footage is still an interesting look into what the project could have been.

What do you think of the leaked Halo Mega Bloks footage? Would have you been interested in such a game? Make sure to let us know in the comments!

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.