Details have started to leak out of Bungie.net about 343 Industries' upcoming shooter, Halo 4.
Why would someone at Bungie be leaking comprehensive details of a game they are not working on?
The source said it was from bungie forums but I think the wording makes it seem like an employee from bungiee.
Yes, this is what happened...wording got a little confusing there
leaked or not we all know halo 4 will b announced sooner or later...Just like COD,GTA,MARIO...e.t.c games like this will always have a sequel.
It got announced 3 days ago, Edit - Well 2-3 days ago, See thats what watching E3 does to your body clock if you live in Uk
Are you being serious right now? I can't tell.
@Tompeeper Yes, he is being serious. Microsoft ended their press conference with at teaser trailer for Halo 4. It's coming out Winter 2012.
Nothing gets by you blackboijones.
LOL just confirms how much of a PS3 fanboy you are jones. Next you are going to tell me that in Killzone you fight the Helghast and in Halo you fight "big ass monsters" HHG-style. Fanboys man...
Oh man, this is great. I am actually excited about Halo 4, unlike Reach... Sometimes I feel like I was the only person that just wishes Reach was never made. The new planet sounds amazing too! It's got a hard outer shell, with a soft chocolatey center.
Its a shield world. Just like Onyx. And no you're not the only one. Reach the book should have been made. The Reach that was made was a shadow of what it could have been.
Did you read first strike they just had to follow that. Jetpacking through space. Space station part could be campaign version of firefight holding off covenant while the other spartan is trying to destroy or charge the position chip/krystal thingy.
You are not alone. I however wish they never made ODST as well.
"Halo 4 will expand the series trademark arsenal of weapons and vehicles beyond any other title so far. " Interesting. I mean these sections are already okay in the series. Why fix something that is not broken?
It almost sounds like we are seeing a whole new race of aliens, so it could be that they simply have different weapons technology. I also do think that the Halo franchise needs a bit of a facelift. I thought Halo Reach was really stale and it may be just because we already knew what happens with Reach, it's like watching the Star Wars prequels, it wasn't that exciting because we knew what was going to happen. I do hope they don't get rid of all the weapons, especially the human weapons. A lot of those were my favorite weapons in the Halo series.
big changes are forerunners are the new enemies or the precursor i should buy halo:cryptum novel.
Sounds like Elder Scrolls with Guns.
Let me guess... It's going to continue the fight?
You need more bubble votes for that sense of humor man.
Seeing this is the only ace that MS has, this game will "continue the fight" for many more iterations. It's gonna be like the Final Fantasy of this generation. :)
The Final Fantasy of this generation is...Final Fantasy.
I dont people will ever understand, Finish the Fight was referring to the war with the Covenant, this is something totally different.
It was Bungie that "finished the fight". The fight carries on with a new developer. 343. The fight NEVER ends.
hopefully it is a xbox720 launch title as well as a 360 title, only the xbox720 version will be full 1080p with 8x anti aliasing and the 360 version will be pretty much like all halos this gen i hope so:) i think it will be if the game is launching holiday 2012, thats when the new ms console will launch, only makes sense!!
I also want it to be a 720 launch title instead of it being on the 360.
i also hope its on the 720 but i dont think MS will launch their new console until 2013. So i hope halo 4 gets delayed if infact the next console doesnt launch until then. That would give us a little break from the shear amount of halo we have had. BTW that sounded amazing.
Keeping with tradition 2 halo Master Chief games on the system, so it would be 1 & 2 on Xbox, 3 & 4 on xbox 360 then 5 at the launch or right after of the new console and 6 towards the end of the cycle of the next console
Preach my brother, preach. Can't believe people have forgotten how MS publishes their Halo games. The key here is that ODST and Reach were holdovers pretty much for Halo 4, since it's been in development since late 2007, early 2008. Halo 4 will be the definitive Halo experience this generation. And will be the LAST Halo we see for Xbox 360. Which pretty much means rumblings of the 720 will get louder next year with an official announcement coming in late 2012 or at E3 2013, and launch in Late 2013, early 2014.
I wonder if Jen Taylor will return to voice Cortana. Oh and I havent been on Halo for ages, remind me who are the Forerunners again are they the bad guys trying to use the Halo rings in the past or the good ones ?
The forerunners are a presumably extinct species that died out about 250k years ago. they are not bad guys they are good guys. They created the halo's to wipe out the flood, which they used extincting themselfs.
Wasn't the Halo's created to destroy the Flood's FOOD supply thus starving the Flood? Correct me if i'm wrong.
your right. In doing that they made themselfs extinct.
This is sounding fantastic, it's looking as though 343 are looking to make the game more dark and gritty which I for one have been wanting in a Halo title for a long measure of time. A member of Kotaku claimed he'd heard that 343 were trimming down on Purple as well so that's great to hear also, although I still want fantastic lighting like in previous Halo titles.
well since the covenant are done with, hopefully their interier designer went with them. i hated being on the covy ships, the were so blah
Still is kind of surreal that a Halo 4 is coming. Something about Halo and Master chief brings so much excitement like no other game.
I couldn't agree more with you. Master Chief and Halo go hand in hand and when Bungie made ODST and Reach...I felt like it really wasn't a Halo game.
"At the heart of Halo 4 is a stronger focus than ever before behind story telling and player choice. Players will be offered an unprecedented level of customization and a narrative experience never before seen in a first person shooter." Halo with a Mass Effect level of storytelling and customization. Oh the possibilities! Weapon and vehicle customization as well, can't wait!
Can you imagine if Shepard and the Chief met in some sort of cross-dimension warp or something? Two of the most destructive forces in the galaxy meeting. It'd be like dividing by zero.
Halo should have ended with Halo 3, maybe Halo reach. I can't see this new developer surpassing Bungie's masterpiece. Its a shame, because if MS keeps dishing out unnecessary Halo sequels, the series will lose its glamour
If they still have a story to tell i don't see why they shouldn't make it. Of course though, they do have a steep mountain to climb.
What story to tell? The fight is over! They are just stretching the story unnecessarily and making stuff up as they go. I can't believe I got so many disagrees. I guess these Halo fanboys prefer quantity over quality.
@undercovrr The fight with the Covenant is over. Yeah. This is also the first Halo starring Master Chief since 2007. I'm game for a new one.
Re: The details .. I'll have me some of that. ^-^
Sounds good and sounds like 343 will keep the halo name going after what they said about halo CE a and seeing the screen shots I am looking forward to it but I really hope its a launch title for the next Xbox as it would be amazing to pick up the next Xbox (next year or the year after) plug it I'm and fire up Halo 4.
If what they said is true its probably what Bungie wanted to initially do before they abandoned the series and gave the torch to 343 to continue with the same plot. Things are obviously gonna be changed but sounds legit.
Needs to be for the Next-Gen Xbox not the 360 with its outdated hardware, good thing there no release date on this halo fourth game.
Developer: 343 Industries Publisher: Microsoft Genre: Shooter Release Date: Holiday 2012 Console: Xbox 360 From the official Halo 4 page. The 360 has more juice left in it. Gears of War 3 proves it, Rage proves it, Crysis 2 proves it, hell, the Witcher 2 looks epic. MS' biggest problem right now is the damn DVD format.
Pretty epic details for a rumor spill.
I dunno if this is true...but I really hope that they are doing something new and exciting with the customization and I liked hearing where the story was going...Looking forward to a crazy new experience in the Halo universe.
Man, this sounds like it could step Halo up to the next level. Excited about this, there's nothing like a good Halo mystery. Going in feet first, weapons on the ready. Can't WAIT for Halo Fest in August!
If this is true then it sounds awesome, but 343i really didn't deserve this leak, if its true.
"New" details... its about an alien marine guy that uses a porcupine as a gun. seriously they dont know what to do with that series anymore... they need to end it already.
That "logic" could be applied to nearly any series of games ever. If you don't have anything intelligent or something that adds to the conversation why even bother commenting? On topic: This sounds really cool. At first I thought the planet he was a approaching was Onyx. Not sure if it makes sense in the Halo timeline, but Ghosts of Onyx was my favorite Halo novel. I so want a game based on that book. There was a truly epic shit going in it.
This honestly sounds really legit. Story-wise it matches up from the brief glimpses we've seen and mythology wise it sounds like something that would easily be Halo story material and not some exaggerated fan fiction. But what really makes me think it's real is that in the trailer we see the chief grab an attachment to load on his pistol, which would allude to the new AIM feature this guy talks about.
I have a feeling that this info is true. If it really is true than hopefully it revolutionize Halo with a brand new game engine, great gamplay new weapons, vehicles, better storyline, and more. I want this to beat the next Call of Duty. All you see on Xbox Live is Black-Ops and Modern Warfare 2 overshadowing ever game on your friends List. I don't even know if there is still a community for good games like Red Dead Redemption, Lost Planet 2, Perfect Dark HD, and many more overshadowed anymore. I still like Modern Warfare series, but its just too overhype and its causing developers to delay their games every single year, Crysis 2(came out in March instead of the holidays) and Ghost Recon Future Solider to name a few.
I agree that most people on my friends list play Black Ops and Modern Warfare non-stop. Yet there are a number of friends I have that can't stand Call of booty and play Red Dead, and other games as well with me. If you want, add me, FragMnTagM XBL. Or PSN FragMnTagM. I like to play all games. I even just got the APB Reloaded game on the PC and it is a lot better than the haters made it out to be. I am just a gamer through and through. The only kinds of games that I really don't get into are the phone games. Other than that, I game on just about every platform.
Cool I wrote down ur gamertag for both thanks I got them all including the wii which im going to trade-in for Wii U when it comes out lol. Yeah man I been recently playing Lost Planet 2 trying to finish that game and others. O and Red Faction 3 not the most recent lol. Can't wait for Duke Nukem Forever to come and Twisted Metal and Dark Souls!!!
NO FUCK ARMOR ABILITIES, SO FUCKEN LAME AND GAY, of hell noooooooooooo, I really hope they do go back to what halo is about, or ima skip this one and the next one.
I love the amor abilities. This is coming from a guy who worshipped Halo 2 and didn't care for anything before Reach.
I wanna see halo in 3rd person
ThenN carry heavy weapons throughout the whole game.
They don't do that in Gears. If Bungie was making another Halo, I would never buy it. The game never changed. I want to see a fresh take on the franchise with a different engine because Bungie didnt do anything different from Activision's Call of Duty. That's why the hating began. Same old game re-wrapped with new features.
New Halo, fresh start, new weapons and characters (with the exception of the Chief and Cortana). The story so far seems to all make sense to me. Sounds legit, imo.
No reason to doubt the validity of this leak. The details are fairly vague after all. It's not as if someone's given out the beginning, middle and the end of the game's plot. We still have no idea what will happen - we're just looking at some cool updates right now. On Halo 4, well, I think it'll be a new beginning, especially with new developers at the helm, developers who are most likely immensely familiar with everything Halo. The Chief waking up from cryo-sleep in the teaser trailer symbolises the start of a fresh adventure, like Combat Evolved. "Finishing the Fight" applied to the war with the Covenant, and Bungie never said that the series would ever end. ODST and Reach are evidence enough. No Covenant, no humans (though I'm sure both will show up)- though it's still a shooter, the experience is, presumably, going to be totally alien. Also, the good thing about MC being mostly silent is that he's more or less a blank slate.
Halo 4 ftw!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can tell the campaign mode will have more of a psychological tripping than what Marathon Infinity was ever capable of. That is saying a lot.
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