Halo 4 will be receiving a live-action web series entitled Forward Unto Dawn.
Variety reports that this new series marks Microsoft's biggest foray into live action to date, telling the story of a green UNSC cadet who's inspired into becoming an influential canon character by the Master Chief's heroic actions. Naturally Forward Unto Dawn will tie into Halo 4, and will run over the five weeks before 343 Industries' 6th November launch date on Waypoint and Machinima.
343 chief Frank O'Connor describes Forward Unto Dawn as "a way for people to get onboard this universe without feeling intimidated", and "an origins story that teaches you about a lot of different facets of the universe." Microsoft considers it to be "the next step" for the Halo franchise, and if all goes well, it could even see the long-awaited Halo movie getting a green light. We'll have to wait and see.