343 Industries has revealed the first details on Halo 4, due out in 2012 on the Xbox 360.
I know it's a really silly idea but I wouldn't mind seeing Cortana getting a human body in future Halo games....I mean it is the future so I guess anything is possible like maybe a organic body with a computer brain that lets her take control of the body...or something like that. Would be nice to take control of her during missions, plus they could do it in a way so she can still hack computers and help Chief when needed.
this is going to be amazing, hype is just beginning going to storm and shake the gaming industry once again.
There is more to the whole "halo" story than the current games. I'd like to actually see a game that goes back to the forerunner and the creation of the halo's and the flood. What we are playing through is somewhere in the middle of the whole story but there is an even grander back story than Reach. Reach is the story of how the covenent and humans came to fighting each other. Where did the covenenat come from and their obsession with the forerunner tech.??? As for 4, 5 and 6 I can only think 4 will be on the 360 and 5, 6 will be next gen. I hope MS can persuade Epic to make a back story for Gears and where the locusts came from and why the whole war took place. edit: I can only guess there wouldnt be any warthogs or other humans in thes next few games because they hadnt explored that far in the previous games. So it will really be a nice change to see what the lone MC does on this new technical world. I have a feeling that maybe at some point we will find out that HE is forerunner as well. "Welcome back John 117....we have watched you progress with the humans and you have done an admirable job. We have been waiting a long time for you to return."
This is going to be one epic game that for some people will be the dark ages all again out of envy and jealousy ( ps3 fansboys lol)because will destroy there games and console. Halo 4 will be huge the return of the king master chief. this game got some serious devs on it, metriod, mgs4, killzone devs etc
You just had to make a fanboy comment. While everyone else is being excited about the new halo you mention the ps3. No one is envious of the ps3 or 360, at least the adults here as they don't depend on their parents to buy them games and systems. I really think its only the kids here that live in their imaginary world where their system will some how destroy their competition and by that they get some sort of fulfillment because their lifes have so little going on.sad man sad. On topic as many mention, halos story could get a lot more exciting if they tell what happened at the beginning when it all started. It would really refresh things. Halo on the next gen should be something very special.
@kingdoms: Your comment on "milking" was Ownage of "Epic Proportion"! Comment of the friggin day!
Funny you said that because when they said they wanted to focus on Cortana and Chief more...that's the first thing I pictured. Cortana becoming human...would be a cool idea but would it make Master Chief into a lover Boy..and not a super Soldier? Also, with a dev. team of over 200 plus they've got some great devs. the graphics should be by far the best on Xbox 360 so far...I mean, if it's gonna be in 3d might as well have great graphics right? I can feel the childhood rush of joy through my veins the more I think about how awesome this game is gonna be. E3 2012 will be amazing! Sure to get an awesome demo to play.
no offence to HALO or other franchise. is this all future video games going to be like ONLY sequals?? halo 4,5,6,7,8,9 so on, and BATTLE F C 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, PORTAL 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, GOD of WAR 3,4,5,6,7,8,9, THIS NOT TROLLING BUT MORE LIKE A QUESTION will future gaming only be continuous sequals and is VARIETY of ps1,ps2 days are DEAD.
"343 reveals first Halo 4 details" But they didn't really reveal anything apart from the name lol. They are being very secretive about the whole thing which I'm not against. Seems we know everything about a game before it even hits store shelves nowadays.
I didn't expect them to reveal ANYTHING. The fact that we even got what we got in the form of knowing that Halo 4 and onward will tie in closely with the book canon from Glasslands and Cryptum and that Concept arts trailer is a miracle in itself. We're still a good year away from launch. I don't expect any solid details till maybe next year at Microsoft's X12 or the imminent GameInformer expose, which will at earliest be in February. We may get lucky and get a real trailer at the VGAs this year though, fingers crossed! Thankfully, there's Anniversary and other games to keep me from going mad.
The Matrix got it right. Three is the magic number.
I would still like more Matrix - apart from Inception and Batman the Dark knight all other movies since then have been really mediocre. Hollywood has forgot about the importance of a good solid story and a good cast - now they think that a movie worth millions to make with it being 90% CGI is what people want.
Well, i mean you people keep paying to go see those 90% CGI movies, so stop it and theyll wise up.
The Matrix should have stopped at one. Reloaded and Revolutions we're fucking terrible compared to their source material. Three is a Magic Number though, you're right, everything seems to come in three's now a days.
Um.....pretty sure Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and even Back to The Future got it right wayyy before The Matrix did in 99. Oh, and the third Matrix proves they didn't really get anything right :D
wow - 360 fans are sure thin-skinned. what a bunch of crybabies. at septic (below) - why not - if the games are good, buy them up. it's why i'll be buying UC3, resistance3 and dark souls. also why i didn't buy the pitiful RE5.
@Tanir- wrong, 2008 didnt have any kind of halo game so already you are wrong. Also wars doesn't count since its an rts,odst is a small spinoff with no new multiplayer. Halo 4's release will be 5 years since the last real numbered game.
odst it had firefight multiplayer so err you are no longer the know it all halo kid you once were you got taken down a peg........douche bag
Please make it more of Halo 3 and less of Halo Reach. I didnt like reach as much as Halo 3 and I stopped playing halo reach multiplayer very shortly after release, but I put at least 200hrs in halo 3 multiplayer and I'm playing it now cauze I missed it (didn't play it for years!)
Ohh god i cant wait for HALO 4!! So f***ing excited for this.
Halo 4: The Reclaimer Evolved just like the 1st.
The same PS3 fanboys complaining about Microsoft milking Halo will run out to buy God Of War 4 and the God Of War PSP collection, or Ratchet And Clank 5. Gran Turismo 6 or whatever it is. I never seen such a insecure bunch of people. Obviously Halo sells very well, the community is great and the competition is even better then that. Halo was evolutionary in the FPS genre for home consoles. It continues to set the bar, and just because it sells so well people get jealous. People here need to learn to be less hypocritical, you cant say one franchise is milked because you don't like the Xbox 360, then say a game franchise isn't milked when it has more or as many games, simply because it's on your preferred console. On a side note, Halo 4 is a day one buy and unlike the PS3 fanboys that spout "day one" on every Sony product, I actually buy what I say.
Most of your point makes sense Raven, and it makes me happy to see that you're talking sense for once. However (and this is the real biting point), why do you assume that everyone on N4G constitutes the entire consumer base of PS3/360/Wii/whatever? Just think about what you're saying. Hundreds of people on here talk about "Day one" and you think this counts for the millions of consumers who purchase games and don't even bother with gaming discussion boards? And beside that point, PS3 owners have a lot more choice. There is no "Halo" exclusive seller on PS3, besides GT5. PS3 has had at least 10 exclusive games already this year, some have sold great, some respectfully and some disappointly. Add other factors such as affordability (when there's more choice and varying interests it can be hard to afford), and you know, that fact that people can change their minds based on what they've seen/heard. So it's not as simple as "Halo 4 is a day one buy and unlike the PS3 fanboys that spout "day one" on every Sony product, I actually buy what I say." You're not considering all the factors and then coming up with a theory that is skewed and highly biased to begin with. You have no proof that the PS3 fans on here don't buy the game day one based on numbers that dictate an entire global consumer base. And the fact that you're saying Halo 4 is a "day one buy" makes you even more of a fanboy than you're pretending not to be. All you've seen is a CG trailer and it's from a different developer. Truly logical.
Just wondering because I hear this all the time that ps3 has all these tons of great games, with lots of variety. Heard it most of last year but by the end of the year there wasn't much desparity in total realeases, more importantly I don't think 360 would benefit much from, jrpgs and your run of the mill niche game, yesthose are good to have here and there but really micro needs more big time IPs nojust games to fill the count. Basicly I'm wondering what the typical 360 only owner missed out on ps3,...so please what are the 10 ps3 exclusive games released *already this year that you are referring to?
Firstly JOY, how do you not know this? Secondly it's not about how the Xbox 360 would benefit from these games... it's about how much more choice gamers would have. Sure Microsoft doesn't need them, they've proven that. Fans however would sure like to have more choice for the money they're paying for a console + service investment. And I don't need to but I'll give to your request: LBP 2, Killzone 3, MotorStorm Apocalypse, Yakuza 4, White Knight Chronicles II, MLB 11: The Show, InFamous 2, Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll, Free Realms, DC Universe Online, Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel, Hyperdimension Neptunia, PlayStation Move Heroes (piece of crap, but hey). There's some more great games to come this year: Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, Ratchet & Clank: A4O, Ico/Shadow of the Colossus, Ni no Kuni: Queen of White Sacred Ash, Disgaea 4, Tales of Xillia, GOW Origins Collection. You're probably gonna come back with the typical "I don't care about/like any of those games" response, but if you can't see how that kind of extra choice could benefit 360 gamers, then you're stuck.
Sure its about "choice", but choice without value for the sake of a stat sheet is going to have minimal results. Look from almost the start of this gen, micro put out games like Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Infinite Undiscovery, Enchanted Arms, Last Remnant, Star Ocean, etc many of which are better rated than, the poorly rated jrpgs out this year on ps3, with the exception of Yukuza4, ...still even good jrpgs fail commercialy on 360, personally I don't like any of them, but its not just me, seems the majority of 360owners are saying "meh", look at the #'s of those games not 1, again not 1 sold over 1mil worldwide still, Blue Dragon & Lost Odyssey might be very close and look how long they been around,..the rest aren't even close. Meanwhile Fable2= 4mil, Fable3= 3+mil, Oblivion= 3+mil,.....you see what I'm getting at? Of course their are all types of 360 owners but the numbers speak for themselves, so why would micro usethe ove their far fewer studios/resources to compete game for game with sony when quite frankly they should have had a answer for KZ3 & inFamous2 so far this year because the overwhelming majority of 360 owners like me could care less about the catologue of ps3 games, like Ar Tonelico etc, hell dare I say ps3 owners didn't show much love to them either. I myself was interested in KZ3, and inFamous, didn't buy, but they are great games nonetheless, I know I'm far from the typical ps3 owner. UC3 will definitely get my money though. Variety is the spice of life but truthfully micro does NOT need to be sony,1 or 2 niche titles every now and then to satisfy the few who care but the bottom line is if you want to play alot of Neptunia you probably prefer ps3, anybody on the fence NOW would have plenty of variety to play from either platform catalogue Let's be realistic micro is smart, 360 sells for great shooters#1, great action games, great sports games, great racing games, great sci-fi/RPGs, great xbla releases, mixed with a very strong online service...this is the reason why 360 has been very popular here and the UK, so imo I just don't think most who enjoy really feel like they missed out on much from the ps3 so far this year. Did the 360 need more games this 1st half the year= hell yeah, an answer to KZ3 & infamous would have really pleased 360 owners but overall not really overmatched by ps3 TYPE exclusives so far. Again, just my opinion based on MY analysis of the data.
raven nomad was owned by raptor lol. its so sad to see a bunch of 360 fans complain all the time the last 8 months. and lol at taking a couple 100 people and pretending like they represent the millions. Typical I think what there saying is milked is how many Halos have been on 360 so far? 3,reach,Odst,wars 1 every year. also the remake which i don't count but it still is a separate disc new release. So it is what it is. The only thing i can think of is Uncharted but it will likely not get a 4th on ps3.
As long as they remove armor abilities, that was gay in reach, why not just bring back the pick ups, armor abilities suck.
I get where you're coming from, but I'm the other way around, I hated Equipment, and loved Armor Abilities. I suppose its different strokes for different folks.
I like a few of the armor abilities (jet pack, health shield, sprint), and a couple of equipment (bubble shield, trip-mine, energy drainer.)
I love all the armor abilities except for invisibility, I think that shit's kinda cheap actually. Some of the equipment was good, like the Energy Drain, I didn't care for the Bubbleshield.
As a personal point of view, Halo has been making "gay" (using your words) things from the beginning. Regenerative healt is a cancer. Does anyone here remember the Goldeneye, Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem Days when you were low on health and have to play smart to get to the next healt pack? Now, when I'm weak, I crouch like a little girl and wait for the modernity fairy to do her job.
I think it's a great idea. The Halo series is one of my favorite and most of the time puts out great releases. I've just come to accept the fact that Halo is Microsoft's Mario. And as long as Microsoft is in the games industry there always will be Halo games. Millions upon millions of people are apart of the phenomenon know as Halo, and just like Mario those millions will continue to dive into those games and universes. As for the whole milking thing if the games are still great and bring something fresh to the series, how is that bad. I played all the Ratchet and Clank games and loved most all of them. That's because Insomniac made each game great and different. So as long as the games are good keep them coming. Also I still don't think the franchise is annulized yet. Mainly because each of the games have pretty much been developed by different studios and been in development for a couple years(except Reach and ODST). They just happened to land a year after each other. I'm hopeful for Halo's future and hopefully 343 can bring something new and fresh to the franchise without ripping all of the Halo out of it.
I don't really like Halo, but at the same time I can't say that they are milking the franchise to much. Halo Wars, OTSD, and the re-release are somewhat "milking" but it isn't as bad as other series(call of duty is the worse). There isn't a problem with releasing sequels to games if they are improvements, and continue the franchise/story in a good way. Either way I don't play Halo games, but at least Halo fans have something to look forward to.
I think it was bad to announce this as a pre-planned trilogy in the first place. They should of named it Reclaimer Phase, that way it isn't specifically marketed as a series of pre planned plotlines and sequels.
I'm no Halo fan but i am very interested in seeing what 343 can do with the Halo franchise and what direction they take it in and what changes they make. I get so tired of stupid people and your "Milking it" comments. If you think M$ is Milking Halo then why come in here and Post? I'll tell you why because you are sad, jealous, and ignorant TROLLS who own every game that you spend all day long complaining about!! As long as Gamers like Halo then M$ will keep making them. isn't Final fantasy on like it's 20th game or something if you count the spin-offs....no one is complaining about that! Is Nintendo milking Mario, Zelda, and Metroid? NO! So TROLLS be gone!!
As soon as someone says, "Halo is being milked," everybody assumes is a PS3 fan representing all PS3 fans who are "afraid" of Halo. Ha. I look forward to more Halo games, so long as a story is being told well, and gameplay is good. But I could also see where someone might be worried about milking: there was a healthy amount of time between the first three games, and then they were released on a yearly basis. What if that continues to happen? We've got CE this year, and then maybe 4 next year, and then there could be some other game the year after that, and then 5 following it. As an rpg fan, there's nothing I like more than the continuation of a good story. But what if the Halo releases DO become a yearly thing, as they currently are? That said, I'm rather interested in this, myself.
Well being that 343 has all staff on hand for halo 4 (their words from panel) and have been at work for 3 years on halo 4 it would seem really silly to assume that they would rush out a 5, and 6 out in rapid order.
Who says they all even have to be done by the same developers? Look, I'm not saying it's gonna be milked or that it's currently being milked. I don't want that any more than I want ANYTHING else being milked(except cows). But there is a somewhat alarming trend in release times going on. Halo: November 2001 Halo2: November 2004 Halo3: September 2007 Wars: March 2009 ODST: September 2009 Reach: September 2010 CEAnni: November 2011 From three years to just one year, even if you take Wars out of the equation. As long as the games are good, it's not too big of a deal, but I don't want anything becoming another Call of Duty.
Well they have all been good, so why start worrying now. Also there was a 3 year gap between Halo 3, and Reach. ODST was an expansion made by a small team at Bungie while Reach was being worked on. While Bungie was making Reach, 343 was already working on Halo CE anniversary, and Halo 4. MS have given all the games plenty of development time, and while they do seen to be coming out in quick succession, they are being worked on for years. I'll put it this way, if the development time, and quick succession of releases make you worry about a games quality, then you have more cause to worry about the Uncharted series then you do about the Halo series. To me the quality of Halo is always top notch, so I have no reason to believe MS will change it now. Halo is MS prize hog, I don’t think they want to mess it up by releasing trash. Until I get my hands on a bad Halo game, I’m not going to worry. I also would like to point out the comment about Uncharted, and the point I was trying to make. ND released UC2 2 years after the original and look at how good it was. The third look, to me, like it will raise the bar even further. They have spent more time on each Halo, so I don’t see where all this “concern” is coming from.
As for me, as somenone says "Halo is being milked", I assume is a COD fan.
@ Hicken The reason that Odst, and Reach came out so quickly was that when Microsoft gave Bungie the option to buy its self back, Microsoft wanted them to create two more Halo type games for them. That's why they started working on both reach and odst once 3 was released. So being that 343 hasn't started work on 5 or 6 I'll put up all my possessions against having those released in rapid secession.
HALO is MILK but other games r too on the ps3 but listen we xbox ppl dont have as much games as the ps3 so let us milk halo bcuz it's the only game we really love
Every year, more games release on the Xbox 360 than on the PS3, be they exclusive, console exclusive, Kinect, Arcade, indie, or multiplatform. It's simply a fact.
So for everything that 343 studios has done has actually made me more interested in the Halo series. I was never a big fan of Halo for many reasons. The first and foremost was that Masterchief was a faceless two dimensional character with no real personality but now it seems that 343 will be putting more into the character development of both John and Cortana and that is definitely a good thing. I like the direction that 343 is taking Halo. Its a fresh new prespective on a franchise that still has a LOT of potential.
I hope they don't use so many cliches as halo 3 used. And I hope they finally kill master chief. Sorry but like solid snake.... Every hero meets their demise at some point. Hopefully a new hero arises. Oh and hopefully they won't make you play on the enemies side of the story. That crap in 2 really pmo!
I dont consider it milking the franchise at all. I would be delighted if another god of war game were to be announced, and I imagine a lot of XBOX gamers were happy to see Halo 4 announced. The games are popular, but also good so as gamers you should be happy to play more of these great established franchises. The only series I really do think is being milked at this point is Call of Duty, because the games have been slowly declining in quality since COD4 and I think they are really just relying on the popularity and sales for that series at this point. But I will still give MW3 a chance to impress. As far as I am concerned, there could be another 30 Ratchet and Clank games, as long as they are reasonably good each time then it is quality platforming games. I would hate for Insomniac to start a new action platformer franchise that was not as good, just because people thought the series was being "mliked".
This is rich-If Nintendo makes another Zelda it's "Milking" if Microsoft plans for another three Halo's it's "Giving the fans what they want" The Hypocrisy of this site is appalling.
What you fail to realize is that most of the people calling it milking - do so across multiple platforms/articles, and the people who defend the continuation of stories are also most of the same people. Your problem isn't with MS fanboys, or Sony fanboys or ninty fanboys, it's with Trolls. Every successful IP has multiple releases, and trolls like to rile everyone up. Ignore the trolls.
Yea you're right...
wow halo fans are really sensitive but u got to understand dat these fans defended their 360 to the death with the 3lights of death and all so what makes you think they wont do the same with their gaylo lol and if were talking about milking then at least the ps3 dont release DLC in a disc as a "full game", "cough "ODST " cough".
Congratulations for the worlds longest run on sentence.
I think it's too early to launch the milking argument until we've seen actual gameplay... If they have truly turned the system around and brought something NEW to the table, then sure there is no problem with more halos! or anyother games for that matter be it gears, UC, god of war etc. etc.
Who cares about milking if the games are fun, if you dont like them you really dont need to play them. Just go and play one of the other hundred games out there.
Ps3 fanboys have to use the word milking because they have no solid argument to dispute the amount of fun Halo has brought to it's consumers and the amount of money it has made .Halo as a game alone has generated an insane amount of revenue, but if you include the other ways it brings in money, from the books to toys then the reality starts to sink in.The reality is that this universe has a lasting effect like that of star wars or star trek.Halo along with those other intellectual properties are founded by a culture that is built around it's fiction.Microsoft is putting out Halo products because there is a demand for it.There are also great games on the PS3 but none have had quite the effect of Halo, perhaps Sony is to blame due to the way they market, who knows? But with all the great games on all platforms, why is it that these fanboys waste their time online trying to justify their purchase instead of playing games? Can you not afford them? Redbox has 2 dollar rentals now. Anyway, as long as Halo games continue in the tradition of quality gamesplay and innovative on-line, I'm sold.
I stopped at PS3 fanboys. Ok honestly when my franchise of preference has a tagline like "Finish the Fight" i'm a little put off that the damn fight is not finished! I gave Reach a shot and it was a damn good game, but i'm ready to move onto something new. Or at least i'm ready to see some other trilogies be put to rest as well. Props to Microsoft to catorting to a group of people that still want more Halo, I just hope that group is still open to try new things in the future or prepared to accept the same things over and over again. (Not saying it will be the same thing but you can only beat a dead horse for so long).
This site never changes. I'm sure if it were an Uncharted announcement of another trilogy, the PS camp would be 'OMG! This is great!'. If you don't like Halo or have 'had enough of halo', why bother to enter this HALO thread and remark? Its just passive 'trolling' as you call it. Videogames are like movies, they will make as many as possible until the franchise no longer rakes in the cash (doubt that will happen with Halo). Has long as the quality is there (it has been except for ODST IMHO) , I'd welcome 10 more halos, so long as the effort is there. I like how you guys go on about bringing something "new" to the table to make it NOT milking. Sorry, but Uncharted, Gears of War ect are essentially identical every game in regards to gameplay. Its the STORY that makes the games great (Uncharted is superior in terms of story). If a game, movie, book, car, phone or WHATEVER is popular and, more importantly, makes the big cash--they'll be iteration after iteration or sequel after sequel. Ever heard of Star Wars? Star Trek? Survivor? Playstation is as guilty as Microsoft or Nintendo for 'milking'. Mario Galaxy was what, the 3,467th Mario title? It was innovative and awesome. Milking is the action of perpetuating a successful medium in a fashion that, hopefully, maintains the fundamental elements that made it a success in the first place. If you guys spent half as much time enjoying games in general as you do defending a platform/company that gives you NO benefit for doing so, maybe you'd be happier. I'll never understand this idiocy, this 'trolling' or delusional 'brand loyalty'. Whatever. Long live Halo and any other great games that make gaming what it is.
sooooo many halo haters here all butt hurt cuz they dont want to give it any props there isnt a gun to your head telling you play it so keep complaining and [email protected]!ng yall are like little girls all holding hands together get a life haters!!!! let people play whatever they want to play
The problem isn't that it's a number 4 and starting anew, the problem is they marketed Halo 3 as being the final game, with their whole 'finish the fight' marketing campaign. I think we should expect companies to hold promises, not trick us into thinking its the last one, then have another one out in 2 years time. A trilogy should mean a trilogy, not just a small section of a whole slew of games with the title. It reminds me of Microsoft's 'timed exclusivity' contracts where their partners are forced to lie about the fact there's a timed deal. You can expect Mass Effect 3 to not be the end of the series as well - although it will be marketed as such.
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