Gameplayer has received confirmation from Microsoft that Halo 3 will be launched on September 25, 2007.
Halo 3.....You're mine come Sep.25!
that is early. I wonder what the story behind it is.
Trying to get ahead of GTA and Star Wars: unleashed maybe? They better hope they get good news back on this Beta, or they will have to move the thing back again 8-)
They don't have to worry about the comp.
1) release way before holidays so fanboys punch each other out while waiting in line
2) let the news media get interested and start running stories about this "Halo 3 thing" which they don't understand anyway (saves MS advertising costs)
3) start using the 65nm chips (saves MS production costs)
4) BUNDLE AWAY!!!!
yeh prob right
Just checked my e-mail its true. Good that means we should be seeing images and video from the final build soon. Finish the fight, only on the 360 baby.
Coming Soon. You can bet.
yeah its coming to pc on 2010
"finish the old fight"
awesome. earlier than I thought... :)
xbucks rocks indeed!
This is earlier than I thought. It's going to be a solid holiday season for 360 owners.
I doubt it. November is usually the month when MS releases their big titles.
its on there official website
I just recieved the e-mail as well. Sounds good!
They always release games the day they say it's coming out esp. 4 months before release. I'm not even going to check. I'm just going to line up on Sep 25 with my hand out. ;)
Man I've been waiting since Feb 2 no make that Nov 11/05 for Forza2. Finally gone gold!! Less than 2 weeks to go.
Yey, Major nelson has confirmed it as well.
P.S anyone know what time the betra is out in the UK
I'm pretty sure that the beta is out 1 pm GMT today.
If you check the countdown clock on Bungie.net it should be correct. =)
Can't wait for September 26th. The realease date for Europe/Norway.
yahoo! gohoo! msahoo! ahoo! vahoo!
Ready to pwn!
Beta's been out in the UK for the F+F, will be ready about noon or 1 PM tomorrow for the Crackdown download or Rule of 3 download.
I'm just throwing this out there but couldn't this september date just be a way to get people to buy 360's early. Than have a planned delay to november?
Probably not, what do you think.
I know I should do my own research but does anyone know much about the single player game? Everything I've been reading about it for Multiplayer. I just hope they aren't neglecting it.
Anyway its good its coming sooner than I thought.
Bungie is notoriously tight lipped about the story of HALO. Though those who played HALO 2 are probably wondering why (apart from playing the arbitor - oh did I spoil that for someone) I hope we done have to do that this time although the cloak is pretty cool. The Beta is multi only so that's why all the hype is in that ring. I'm sure we'll get some story leaks and previews for single play once the game is near done.
My thoughts as well..
There's going to be some serious downloadable content for christmas holidays.
isnt blue dragon out september to? get bk form the carrabien sept 14 with the missis just in time for this.
I never saw this one coming....Halo3 launch Confirmed, Sept. 25th. -Daaaaayum, thats nice!
The people behind Red vs Blue has put out a video on the Marketplace talking about the Halo 3 beta. It's hilarious! =D It's on youtube as well.
Thats hilarious.....I got to go download this so I can show a few of my buddies. -Out.
Awesomeness, not at all surprised by it being launched earlier than expected, its not because M$ is scared of competition outselling H3 but because they know that H3 will take over the lives of millions of gamers who will be unlikely to buy another game for at least 3 weeks after, releasing late September gives games launching in November like PGR4 and Blue Dragon a chance at selling well.
Also, September is when xmas presents are starting to be bought, when mom or dad switches on the tv the week before pay day and see a massive stream of xbox adverts and see on the news 3 or 4 million copies sold on day 1 they will be more likely to buy little Timmy a 360 in the run up to xmas.
I think it'll probably sell something like 7 million or more on day one..
If I remember, that's just the pre-ordered volume for North America and that was about a month ago.
Good buisness move from MS.
If it's September you say, then September it better be!!!! Good news indeed,finish the fight guys!Just gonna book a week off from work :) so the dates better be right.
this is some of the best news i have heard can't wait to finish the darn fight and make john kick some a$$
I don't believe it......
its on there official website, and they wouldnt lie as they wouldnt want bad press
The reason for this is:
To get the fanboys of Halo or fans to buy the game then when it comes by Christmas time, the public will then buy the game, this means double the sales :D
Also, parents actually start their Christmas shopping well before Christmas - this ensures than when mum still has money to spend, Halo is an option.
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