At first I had high hopes for CEA. Now that it is out of the hands of Bungie, I thought, maybe we will get a real matchmaking where you can play the maps you want, you won't get banned for "network difficulties" or a scratched disk, and FINALLY, FINALLY we could pilot a vehicle again in Team Slayer!
But no. Now I hear that CEA is nothing but the Reach engine, Reach servers, Reach matchmaking, and Reach is even getting the CEA maps. This is starting to sound like the ODST ripoff where, if you buy the game for multiplayer, save your money because ODST Multiplayer was literally a copy of Halo 3 Multiplayer on a separate disk. PLEASE tell me that's not what is going to happen here!
Does anyone know? I've even heard that Reach is going to get all the CEA maps eventually, so that tells me that after some (short) amount of time if not at release time, Reach and CEA are going to be the same game WRT online multiplayer. If that's the case and the CEA multiplayer is an exact copy of Reach (like ODST was to Halo 3), no way I'm wasting another $60 like I did on that ODST crap!