the industry DID pick up Halion, it was the industry leader at Halion 3.
then Steinberg dropped the ball and never updated it, or paid it any attention, and Kontakt came along and updated and updated and just passed it. And instead of Steinberg updating Halion 3 and fighting to keep it the industry standard, they did…nothing. Nada. Zero. For many years.
By the time they released Halion 4 the industry had already changed to Kontakt and Steinberg were simply …too late.
Classic example of having the industry in the palm of your hand and screwing it up. Nonetheless i still support Halion and have updated to Halion 5 and i really like it. But its too late now for Halion to be the leader, the horse has bolted. Shame. But its still a nice complement to Cubase.
i have a feeling there will be a Halion 6 and it will be included in the Cubase package. They cannot keep selling a DAW without a built in sampler forever. Ableton and Logic etc all come with samplers as standard. So i think the future for Halion is with Cubase package.