Halo 4 the popular video game for Xbox has finally had it release date announced by Microsoft.
Avid gamers and Halo fans will have to wait until the 6th of November this yearfor the next instalment. Halo 4 is expected to be the first of 3 new releases of the game over the next 10 years. Halo 4 is set 4 years after the conclusion of halo 3 and and see the game’s hero, Master Chief confront his destiny and face an ancient evil.
Unlike previous releases of the multibillion dollar game halo 4 is been developed by 343 industries which is a subsidiary of Microsoft Game studios and consists of over 200 people working on the development of the game.
343 industries have a tough task as there is a lot of competition out there especially from the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield. Will 343 industries be worthy successors to one of the most popular games of the last 10 years?
Press release from Microsoft News regarding Halo 4 release
Master Chief Returns With Worldwide Launch of ‘Halo 4′ Beginning Nov. 6
April 17, 2012
Marking the return of gaming’s most iconic hero, the first chapter of a brand new “Halo” saga is the year’s most anticipated video game release.
REDMOND, Wash. — April 17, 2012 — The countdown has begun for the landmark entertainment event millions of fans worldwide have been anticipating for more than four years. “Halo 4,” the hotly anticipated sequel to the iconic franchise that has shaped entertainment history, will launch worldwide on Nov. 6, 2012.
“Halo 4” marks the return of legendary hero Master Chief, named by Fast Company as “one of the most popular characters in gaming history,”1 and aims to set a new standard for blockbuster interactive entertainment with the launch. Set four years after the events in “Halo 3,” Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Developed by 343 Industries, “Halo 4” marks a new beginning for the landmark entertainment franchise that has sold more than 40 million games worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, live-action shorts, comic books, action figures and apparel.
“We are beginning a new saga with ‘Halo 4’ and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of ‘Halo’ games and experiences,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. “Millions of fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the boots of Master Chief, and, with ‘Halo 4’ leading the charge, we’re confident 2012 will be the most successful year in Xbox history.”
“Halo 3,” the biggest consumer product launch of all time when it released in 2007,2 concluded the original game trilogy, but left many unanswered questions around the fates of the series’ beloved hero, the Master Chief, and his artificial intelligence companion, Cortana. On Nov. 6, fans will experience the next chapter of the iconic franchise.”