Submitted by Elginer 970d ago | news

Confirmed: Halo 4 to be on Xbox 360

We’ve been hearing for months now rumors of a new Xbox, with the latest rumors setting 2012 as the release for Microsoft’s next console, which had led many to speculate that the announced Halo 4 would be a launch title. You can set aside those rumors and speculations as Frank O’Connor, the development director at 343 Industries has confirmed that Halo 4 is indeed an Xbox 360 title. (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

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fluffydelusions  +   970d ago
Well of course they will say that if MS has not yet announced the next xbox =\ This is pretty much common sense. That is like PD saying Gran Turismo 6 will be on PS4. I'm not saying it is or isn't but honestly I believe this will be a launch title for 2 reasons. 1) It's the start of a new trilogy and is the perfect launch title to get people to buy the next xbox and 2) There was never a 360 logo shown at the end of the trailer like every other trailer at e3 for 360. Just my opinion anyway.
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princejb134  +   970d ago
good enough for a lot of people
honestly Microsoft don't have to release a console next year because sales haven't slowed down on the xbox
morganfell  +   970d ago
I am glad for this as we will not have to wait years for the next installment. Neither the next Xbox or PlayStation is going to be here in the next 2 years so the gamers win in this case.

Mark Rein pretty much told us there would not be a new console from MS or Sony until 2014. With both consoles having incredible sales years and the worldwide economy not exactly overflowing it makes more than perfect sense to keep investing in the current gen.
gamingdroid  +   970d ago
Depends on how you see customers "win", but a win in my books is a release of new console. We are way past the normal cycle for release already.

Maybe Nintendo with Wii-U will put pressure on Sony and MS.
da_2pacalypse  +   970d ago
WiiU will put pressure on the microsoft and sony? Lol you're aware that the WiiU has the same processing ability as the 360/ps3 right? If anything, it puts pressure on Ninetendo lolol
DeadlyFire  +   969d ago
Well if you think about it. X360 is first Microsoft platform to last or they claim. So its likely after X720/Xbox 3 or whatever its called is launched. Games will launch on Xbox 3 + Xbox 360. So while it could be an Xbox 720 launch title. It could also be on Xbox 360.
Wizziokid  +   970d ago
if the nextbox is real they will continue to say Halo 4 will be on the 360, they won't want to let people know that the nextbox is in development if MS want to keep it on the low down.

didn't Nintendo do the same with Twilight Princess at the start then move it to wii (as well as gamecube) I'm not 100% on that though.

who knows, we will see next year I suppose, I do hope it is on the nextbox personally, I would say Reach was a fitting end to Halo on 360, not including CE:HD remake.
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OcularVision  +   970d ago
Yes, Twilight Princess was announced for Gamecube, but then the Wii was announced so they delayed the game and launched it on both consoles.
Biggest  +   970d ago
If it's on the next Xbox one would hope that it is on the 360 as well. Nothing says "SCREW YOU GUYS!" like dropping support for the old console.
TheFallenAngel  +   970d ago
it should be on nextbox because it will benefit from the newer hardware.
hudsoniscool  +   970d ago
He said it was on 360, he never said if it was on another super secret console as well.
mcstorm  +   970d ago
I wonder if it will be on the 360 and next xbox. I know nintendo did this with zelda but i is a little different to halo as its main pulling power is online. I dont think they could have this on the 360 and next xbox for this reason unless they can some how get 360 amd next xbox version to work the same online.

I do think halo 4 will be a release game for the next xbox but if it is not i dont see the next xbox being out until 2013 as the halo name is too big to put out the same time as a new console.
hudsoniscool  +   970d ago
it could be like computer games were people with low settings play against people with high settings.
mcstorm  +   970d ago
I hope so but i dont see it as why would people drop the 360 to get halo 4 on the next xbox when they can have it for 40 quid on the 360 rather than 340 quid on the new xbox. But you never know ms might do that.
Alos88  +   970d ago
As opposed to what, the PS3?
maniacmayhem  +   970d ago
Maybe Halo 4 will be compatible with both the 360 and the NxtBox. The same as the Wii/GC and the original PS3.

Maybe the nxtbox will upscale it or something, or maybe the nxtbox will be unveiled in 2012 but not release until 2013.

Who knows.
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Noticeably_FAT  +   970d ago
I always knew it would be on the Xbox 360, but I also think it will be on the next Xbox as well. Sort of like Twilight Princess. It seems to me that launching a new Xbox console would require a Halo title.
NYC_Gamer  +   970d ago
how is the halo story/single player experience?
Alos88  +   970d ago
It's suitably epic, but you'll need to read the novels to get the full picture.
delosisland  +   970d ago
It's really cool, and honestly even if it was just average, play 4 player coop (entire campaign can be done so) with friends and you won't care. Some of the most fun you'll ever have just trying random crap "_"
ginsunuva  +   970d ago
Fantastic up until the third game.
eliteslaya13  +   969d ago
Halo 3's story was way too short. But it was quality and the ending was satisfying.
Relientk77  +   970d ago
Well I thought it was gonna be on Atari 2600, so I guess I was completely off lol
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PygmelionHunter  +   970d ago
Although this would make an epic Vectrex game! Who's with me?
Relientk77  +   970d ago
I am googling Vectrex because I dont remember what it looks like.

Pretty cool :)
Kennytaur  +   970d ago
Halo 4 would be a big system seller as a launch title on the 360, but overall sales would probably be bigger on the 360 due to a larger userbase. It's quite the dilemma for Microsoft. I look forward to seeing what's going to happen.
Relientk77  +   970d ago
You said 360 twice, I believe you mean 720 (or w/e the system will be called) in your first line.
Kennytaur  +   970d ago
Oops! Yes, I meant the neXtbox of course. :-P
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Shubhankar  +   970d ago
Uh.... duh...
tigertron  +   970d ago
This was confirmed way back at E3 when the trailer showed the 360 "jump in" logo, and the fact that the website says "platform: Xbox 360". *rollseyes and facepalms*
Venjense  +   970d ago
Isn't releasing 5 halo games on one console a bit too much for one gen.

I'd love it to be on NextBox
aPerson  +   970d ago
Confirmed: Water is wet.
DiRtY  +   970d ago
2012 might be another awesome year for Xbox 360 then.

Halo 4
Fable Journey
Alan Wake Season 2
Star Wars Kinect
Max Payne 3
Steel Battalion
The Witcher 2
Mass Effect 3 (with Kinect)
Ghost Recon
Bioshock Infinite
Tomb Raider

good lineup already.
Enigma_2099  +   970d ago
Was this the guy who reported this news?

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biRdy  +   969d ago
Though It would be nice for Halo 4 to be on the next xbox we still have Halo 5 and 6 to wait on. With 5 being a launch title and experimenting with the new hardware so when 6 is out they will have much knowledge of the technology there working with.
ArronC07  +   969d ago
I think some people are that ingrained in their view that it'll be on the next home console from ms that they're possibly setting themselves up for disappointment. It's the same with the actual launch of the console itself, every year since 2009 we've had some 'insider' tell us that the console will be revealed at e3. My advice is to get excited once MS actually announces the thing, it they do next year then great, if not its not the end of the world.
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SDF Repellent  +   969d ago
"My advice is to get excited once MS actually announces the thing, it they do next year then great, if not its not the end of the world."

Next year 2012 is the end of the world! All I ever wanted is a Xbox 720 before I am gone.
ArronC07  +   968d ago
Well I doubt that it'll be called the 720 or the NeXtbox, both names make me die a bit inside every time I see them.

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