After a pretty major rumor yesterday, Microsoft has officially revealed the launch date for Halo 4, as the next iteration in its sci-fi first-person shooter series will come out on November 6, only for the Xbox 360.
Halo 4 has been in development for quite some time, with studio 343 Industries trying hard to honor the original work done by Bungie on the popular series.
We’ve already heard quite a lot of details about the new game, thanks to a cover story from Game Informer magazine, which presented lots of info on the story
, as well as the multiplayer
mode in the new shooter.
Now, Microsoft has officially unveiled the launch date of Halo 4, which will arrive on November 6, only on the Xbox 360.
"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."
In case you’re not up to speed with details about the new game, Microsoft also presented a short description that highlights its story and hypes up the next wave of Halo experiences that will be released after Halo 4.
“Halo 4 marks the return of legendary hero Master Chief 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.”
Expect to hear some more details about Halo 4 in the near future, probably at E3 2012, where Microsoft will hold its own press conference.