Microsoft has officially confirmed that Halo 4 will launch on November 6th, 2012.
It's time to finish the fight. Again. And then start an entirely new one against an "ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe."
To celebrate, the inestimable Rooster Teeth have graced us with a new video, which you can check out above.Click here for the PR spiel, if you really want to >>
343 Industries has revealed that Halo 4's multiplayer will be very different to previous games in the series. As well as traditional multiplayer woven into the franchise canon rather than a standalone gameplay portion, the anticipated FPS will feature an episodic Spartan Ops mode that challenges players to work together in cooperative missions that release on a weekly basis.Click here to read more...
343 Industries has released a developer diary for Halo 4 that gives us a first look at some work-in-progress footage, as well as commentary from the design team explaining how they plan to revitalise the franchise. Apparently, 343 intends to empower the player through meaningful gameplay choices throughout the campaign, yet (somehow) creating a more epic cinematic experience.
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Halo 4 has received its first in-game screenshots ahead of an official embargo thanks to a NeoGAF whistleblower. The in-engine images are described as "100% untouched," and show off Master Chief's new armour as well as some impressive textures and lighting effects.
Check them out after the break, and click to enlarge.Click here for the Halo 4 screenshots >>
343 Industries suffered perhaps their first controversy last week, with creative director Ryan Payton parting ways with the studio and Halo 4, which he claims had become a "crazy endeavor". The mood remains upbeat at 343, however, with Frank O'Conner sitting down for a chat with OXM, where he spoke about Halo's competition on the Xbox, namely Call of Duty.Click here to read more...
Microsoft dropped a steaming video of awesomeness in the night that combines three of our favourite things: Top Gear, Forza and Halo. Meandering his way through the presentation, the voice of Jeremy Clarkson talks about the Warthog's engines, tyres, strengths and weaknesses and compares it with a Porsche 911. No, really.Check it out after the jump...
The first Halo Fest is well underway over at PAX right now, and details have begun dribbling out from their Halo 4 panel. Since its announcement at E3 in June, Microsoft and 343 have confirmed the fourth canonical title will kick-start an all new trilogy of games on Microsoft's platform. Well, now we have a title: The Reclaimer Trilogy.
Any Halo fan worth his MJOLNIR will know the word 'Reclaimer' refers directly to Master Chief; a title adorned on him by caretaker, 343 Guilty Spark, in reference to Chief's resemblance to the maniacal AI caretaker's former creators. We all knew the Chief was the star of this series, but this title suggests Halo 4 will delve deeper into the enigmatic Forerunner history. Some fans even speculate the planetoid Chief is plummeting towards in the teaser trailer might be a galactic safe-house some Forerunners retreated to when the Halo array was first activated. Let the nerd banter commence!
Microsoft has often been accused of depending on the Halo franchise perhaps a little too much. In the early days of the Xbox, that accusation rang very true; an Xbox 360 wouldn't exist if Bungie hadn't rescued its predecessor from the brink. However, the company has since amassed a strong roster of first and third party talent, from Gears of War to Forza; even the likes of Call of Duty do better on Microsoft's platform. However, vice-president Phil Spencer has announced the Xbox brand lives and dies with Halo.Click here for more
Halo 4 is knee-deep in development now, with Bungie relinquishing control to Microsoft's new outfit, 343 Industries. Having already acquired the likes of Corrine Yu - who built engines for both 3D Realms and Gearbox - and Sotaro Tojima - Kojima's former audio director on the Metal Gear Solid series - not to mention fan-favorite Frank O'Connor, it has emerged today that former Metroid Prime and Killzone 3 devs have jumped ship to Microsoft's next big thing.Click here for more