Submitted by Jijoro 986d ago | opinion piece

Halo 4 to be an Xbox 720 Launch Title?

Pwnzonez.com writes: Master Chief and the burning wreckage of the cover art for Halo 4 comes to life in this new teaser video. Released in the video however, is a date, which happens to be relatively soon.

According to the newly released Halo 4 “Cover-Art Animation Trailer” from Microsoft and 343 Studios, there is something new regarding the game dropping soon. (343 Industries, Halo 4, Microsoft, Next-Gen, Xbox 360)

Update The writer misunderstood the date format that was used in the trailer.

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aviator189  +   987d ago
Just a heads up: 6/11/12 =/= June 11, 2012. It's just the format some use for dates. It's November.
morganfell  +   986d ago
Agreed. The game is launching this year. The next Xbox is not. Frankie O'Connor has already stated that HALO 4 is an Xbox 360 title. Also at Neogaf he also stated the engine was designed for the 360. MS isn't going to have you reserve and buy the 360 version and then tell you, "Hey, you just bought the last generation version."

Some of these homemade websites from the parents basement really need to go away. Even Michael Pachter can make a better prediction than these cheap flybynight sites.
crxss  +   985d ago
What?! Where did the idea of Halo 4 for Xbox 720 come from? Some people... *facepalm*
JokesOnYou  +   985d ago
Lol, this dude needs to wake up, he actually stated its possible the new 360 will launch in Nov 2012 along with Halo4, lmfao.....talk about "living under a rock", this guy's rock must be in Siberia..the game has been shown running on 360 hardware. No way a new 360 releases with so little info/advertising between now and Nov....ahh well 1 more site I got to remember to ignore.
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BattleTorn  +   985d ago
I know there isn't much, or anything, to base this rumor on, but Halo 2 technically launched on the Original Xbox, and was also used to support the launch of the Xbox 360, around the same time.
vulcanproject  +   985d ago
@ Battletorn

"Halo 2 technically launched on the Original Xbox, and was also used to support the launch of the Xbox 360, around the same time."


Halo 2 launched over a year before Xbox 360.

The recent game that bridged generations was Twilight princess, which ended up delayed to launch on Wii as well as gamecube.

I find it mad that anyone would make the leap thet Halo 4 will launch on the next Xbox as well. Where do people come up with this? We have already seen the footage. It is clearly on the current 360. If its running on next gen hardware too, God help Microsoft is all i can say....
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snipes101  +   985d ago
Given that I write for two of them (though, not news, just columns), I'll come to their defense and say these smaller sites don't need to go away. I think that they just need to do their research a little more often.

Anyhow...Halo 4...#pumped
beerkeg  +   985d ago
'I know there isn't much, or anything, to base this rumor on, but Halo 2 technically launched on the Original Xbox, and was also used to support the launch of the Xbox 360, around the same time.'

Halo 2 was actually used to support the launch of Microsoft Vista on pc. It didn't help though.
otherZinc  +   985d ago

Also, the writer has zero business acumen. M$ wouldnt release their biggest money game to a small audience.

M$ wants 70+ million opportunities to buy Halo 4 not 500,000 possible opportunities for Halo 4 sales.
REALgamer  +   985d ago
Clearly a lot of people need to watch the Red vs Blue 'Save the date' video a few more times. :/

But seriously, why would they announce the Limited Edition of the game, put it up for preorder with an exact launch date (to the day, not just 'Summer 2012') and then decide to change consoles?!

This site's justification of 'why would they release it only a year or 2 before the next generation, making it outdated' is ridiculous. Clearly the author has forgotten that Halo 2 was released in November 2004, exactly one year before the November 2005 US release of the Xbox 360.

I hate to be overly critical, but this is just a ridiculous article of complete speculation and zero evidence or discussion. It holds about as much weight as saying Mario will be released on Xbox and PS3 because Nintendo lost money in their last quarter.
slaton24  +   985d ago
in america its still 6/11/12 as in june
Aloren  +   985d ago
In most of the rest of the world it's still november 6... which also happens to be the release date of halo 4.
dcortz2027  +   985d ago
I think that we are the only ones who use the month/day/year date format here in the states, while the majority of the world use the day/month/year date format. So, don't get too exited guys, I'm pretty sure Halo 4 is coming later on this year in November, and not in June!
Grap  +   985d ago
hahahah idiot writer. learn the Basics then worry about games.
TheXgamerLive  +   985d ago
WHY!!!!! Do sites let the dumbest lil wannabe's submit stories that are idiotic and make no sence.
Seriously, Halo 4 is already being said the best looking Xbox 360 game to date, already said to be released on Xbox 360, already has a pre order for the Xbox 360.

Yet S**t for brains still do this crap for hits, this is really getting old. N4G please stop approving this crap.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   987d ago
You think they would save this game for the 720, but it really looks like its going to land on the 360.

Just like Kinect, this is another way to extend the lifespan of the Xbox 360. MS completely intends to coast for another year on Halo and Call of Duty.
WeskerChildReborned  +   986d ago
I think Microsoft is getting closer to announcing their next gen consoles cause their slowing down on the xbox exclusives and what better way to end the 360 saga with Halo 4, maybe next years E3, they'll announce something.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   985d ago
@cone, i mean any exclusives worth while they are slowing down on cause i think the only exclusive that is worth the buy this year is Halo 4.
wwm0nkey  +   986d ago
It would be a bad move to release Halo 4 as a launch title on the new system, they are doing just what they did with Halo 2. Release a new Halo game to maximize on profits and then move over to the new generation and start out with a lot of new IP's and build up a user base for 1/2 years before releasing the next Halo game.

Very smart move on Microsofts part really.
sonic989  +   985d ago
sorry just asking
New IP's ????
did you mean those titles that launched at the beginning of this gen.
microsoft didnt innovate at all this gen i hope they do better next gen ( with all honesty ) .
and being a sony fan i would like to see MS announcing the next box at E3 to go head to head with nintendo so they slow them down from selling like this gen.
until sony make there move
wwm0nkey  +   985d ago
They still did try a few new things at the launch of the 360 like bringing back Perfect Dark and then there was ChromeHounds, Gears, Kameo, Viva Pinata and a few others.
slaton24  +   985d ago
sad thing is, it will...they sure dont get other many exclusives so halo 4 and a xbox xrazed game(cod) will most likely hold it for a little while
PerpetualMathx10  +   987d ago
idk where the other is getting xbox720 out of that video, seems like they just want xbox720 to be announced and will usee any date for new news, even if its for an already announced video game lol. could it be a new announcement on a halo game video MAY in fact be for said halo game? crazy i know..
Muffins1223  +   986d ago
Dude.....they showed gameplay of it with a 360,please tell me people will not pass this
aviator189  +   986d ago
How did this get approved? The author misinterprets Halo 4's release date to be in June 11, 2012, thus completely putting to null his theory or prediction. That's just a format companies or some people use for dates.
BattleTorn  +   985d ago
In his defense, he makes no such statement.
"According to the new video, the new Halo 4 content will release on 6/11/12 (June 11th, 2012) which is exactly 4 days after E3 2012"

"new Halo 4 content will release"

"content," not the whole game.
sashimi  +   986d ago
Halo 5/6/7/8 for next gen xbox!
BattleTorn  +   985d ago
They've stated Halo 4 is part of the new "reclaimer trilogy"

Which would imply 4,5,6.

I don't know where you, or ScubaSteve1 directly below, are getting 7,8 from.
WetN00dle69  +   985d ago
Sashimi and Scubasteve should quit their day job. They sad sad sad little people.
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shadow2797  +   985d ago
True. But so far there are 3 Halo games that exist outside of a trilogy. Perhaps he was implying that there might be other Halo games similar to Reach, Halo Wars, or ODST? It's not like he can name them by name, and there have been 4 Halo titles this generation alone (soon to be 5), so 4 more for next gen isn't exactly a stretch.
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ScubaSteve1  +   986d ago
we already know halo 4 is going to be on the 360, and 5,6,7, will be on the 720 or god knows the next system
LoudHawk  +   986d ago
Or you know, the date could just be using the format that most of the world, excluding the US uses and be referring to the 6th of November...

How this got past the approval stage baffles me.
Numptyarse  +   986d ago
I agree with loudhawk, I know in the uk we use the day first then the month so it's probably a European thing and this site obviously knows fuck all outside of America lol
dubt72  +   985d ago
We wish...
black911  +   986d ago
This sounds like a HHG Topic.
tigertron  +   986d ago
Oh for God's sake...its already been confirmed a thousand times that this is an Xbox 360 only title.
Whore_Mouth  +   985d ago
How fucking stupid do you have to be?

Aldous Huxley was absolutely correct about the future.
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TheModernKamikaze  +   985d ago
They already said this is the last one for Xbox 360. 5 and 6 are next gen.
KMCROC54  +   985d ago
Either way it still a sweet bit of info even if it is pure speculation.
munish23  +   985d ago
People still going on about this huh. This guy is an idiot.
Rock_On_PS4  +   985d ago
Halo 4 looks like the 360 will go out with a huge bang. Fifth Halo game on the XBox 360: Halo 3, Halo Wars, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Reach and soon Halo 4.

Halo 4 looks like GOTY contender.
BatRastered  +   985d ago
Next time watch the US version of the trailer so you don't get confused. Here: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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SITH  +   985d ago
It is in Gregorian little-endian date style which is common around the world besides the US. Some people need to get out more.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   985d ago
Im not gonna lie Halo 4 seems to be doing some Alpha next gen tech with the graphics, new modes, deeper story, spartan ops with a evolving story/ adventures with weekly episodic online adventures. new enemies/ enemy types and again great graphics and presentation. 343 ripped the guts outta Halo which I really hope pays off. With that being said this is no Xbox next game, this is a Xbox "now" game.
MrMushroom  +   985d ago
Wow that site looks really ugly.
H2OAcidic  +   985d ago
Hey OP you might want to do a thing called RESEARCH! Also, mods you need to fail this article since he clearly didn't do said research.
Neo-Axl  +   985d ago
This would be extremely awesome, My brother is a Huge Halo fanatic & this would be the push to go next gen for him, :D
bobshi  +   985d ago
This is a non-sense article, but why do people keep commenting that it cannot be a 720 game because it is a 360 game. You do know they could release on both, right?

People always say that about potential next-gen games... just because there's a brand new console doesn't mean it won't be out on the old one, hell it was only this year they stopped making PS2 games!
TotalSynthesisX  +   985d ago
PS2 was discontinued as a platform in 2010.
stephmhishot  +   985d ago
Did Sony sell like four million PS2s this past fiscal year?
bobshi  +   984d ago
No it wasn't, idiot.

MLB 2K12 was the last PS2 game to be made.

TotalSynthesisX  +   985d ago
Frank O'Connor already said Halo 4 WILL BE ON 360 MONTHS AGO. You know, for a writer, you obviously don't know a damn thing about the thing you're writing about.
Whore_Mouth  +   985d ago
The guy changed his screen name after posting this shit.
rwallace  +   985d ago
Not happening....awesome sensationalism!

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