Red vs Blue Bids Farewell with a Final Movie as Rooster Teeth Winds Down

Eleanor Lee


Red vs Blue Bids Farewell with a Final Movie as Rooster Teeth Winds Down

Two decades and a year after its inception, the legendary satire of Halo, Red vs Blue, concludes with a finale movie, coinciding with the closure of Rooster Teeth. Rooster Teeth is being closed by its parent entity Warner Bros. within this calendar year. However, the studio plans to bid farewell to what is arguably its most cherished project, the Halo satire series Red vs. Blue, with a concluding film.

Red vs. Blue: Restoration is scheduled for release on May 7 as an 87-minute film that enthusiasts can purchase through digital platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, "and more" at a cost of $14.99. The option to rent the movie will follow on May 21 for $4.99.

An official press statement provides a succinct summary of the narrative: "As the most formidable villain of the universe re-emerges in a daunting new guise, the longtime rivals, the Reds and Blues of Blood Gulch, are compelled to overcome their longstanding disputes to safeguard the galaxy once again." This release was also paired with a short teaser trailer for the movie.

Previously identified as the 19th season of Red vs. Blue, Restoration was announced to debut both as a cinematic experience and a serial format, with episodes set to be exclusively available for Rooster Teeth supporters, along with additional exclusive content. Nevertheless, given Warner Bros.' announcement to discontinue Rooster Teeth, those plans have evidently been adjusted.

Since its launch with Rooster Teeth back in 2003, Red vs. Blue immediately rose to prominence as the initial major success of the emerging machinima movement. The extensive series utilized recorded gameplay from various Halo games to create narratives similar to traditional films, although the latest season - dubbed Zero - utilized Unreal Engine for production. The Unreal Engine logo displayed at the trailer's conclusion suggests Restoration will continue in this direction.

As Xbox continues to broaden its strategy across multiple platforms, such advancements could have potentially intervened timely to preserve Halo Infinite.