Microsoft and 343 Industries showed off a first look at Halo 4, which is expected to be released this holiday season.
For millions of video game fans, the name Master Chief is all they need to hear to know they're in for hours of intense game play. And for years, through iteration after iteration, the Halo franchise has kept those fans glued to their Xboxes.
This holiday season, fans will get yet another crack at the world of Spartans, the Covenant, and John-117: Halo 4.
At its annual Spring Xbox Showcase last week, Microsoft gave the video game press their first look at game play from the next version of one of the industry's all-time best-selling games. And this time, said developers from 343 Industries, the game studio that has taken over stewardship of the franchise from longtime Halo developers Bungie, the game will take a deep dive into looking at Master Chief's humanity.
According to Frank O'Connor, 343 Industries' Halo franchise development director, Halo 4 will introduce players to new threats beyond anything Master Chief has faced before, and the game will feature far more assets than any other Halo game.
But everything 343 has done with the game was designed to move the franchise forward, and to make it bigger and more innovative, and to give players more Halo than they've ever had before, O'Connor said. Halo 4 has to satisfy old fans... [Read more]