Bungie have stuck up a Q&A on their site to answer a few queries on the Halo 3 trailer they showed at E3.
The page on their site validated claims that production begun on the game began as soon as Halo 2 was completed, and that the sequel will have a significantly “darker feel”.
The ruins in the trailer are New Mombasa, Bungie has explained, also revealing that it’s Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance and that John 117 is the Spartan in the video.
A lot of fans were interested to know how the polygon count of the upcoming shooter compares to the previous title, Bungie responded by revealing that it’s "Not as high as it looks. A lot of detail is achieved using a combination of lighting, textures, normals and bump-maps. We're saving our polygon budget for other things."
The newer graphics will apparently be well-balanced, Bungie stated, adding "Halo 3 will utilize features and technologies that Bungie thinks are cool and appropriate to our game. No more, no less." Though apparently there’ll be "some graphical features that you haven't seen yet, that sort of blow stuff away."
If you want a read of the Q&A then take a look at their site.