First in-engine Halo 4 shots hit the net

Two screenshots have hit the net, showing in-engine graphics from Halo 4. Reportedly part of a press blowout expected later today, they were leaked by and subsequently confirmed by NeoGaf user Team Klimt (343 Industries’ assistant director of photography Paul Fetherstone). Paul says the images were taken using a free camera in the game's debug mode. All that fancy depth of field and superlative detail? It's being run in real-time. And the reason he knows this is simple. He says: 'I took them'.

And the best thing? He says they're "100% untouched". Hey - are you even reading this? You're looking at the pictures, aren't you? OK, then, fill yer boots:

Above: Depth of field and a hint of crepuscular ray effect. Yummy eye candy

Above: And it can do 'cold' too. Plus, look at the rendering on that gun barrel

Impressed? Wait until you see it at full resolution (we'll zoom in for you):

Above: Slightly low-res under-armour material? Are you kidding? As an in-game model this is phenomenal

Above: Look at that lighting! Metal has burnish, rubber has sheen... it's incredible

With the Microsoft press embargo lifting later today, stay tuned for more. But for now, stick us down as 'excited' for the new Halo. Bungie may not be on-board any more, but if anything, that's a chance to bring the series forwards in new ways. And judging by this, it's looking mighty promising.

Source: NeoGaf


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  • Szethius - March 5, 2012 6:54 a.m.

    Should make it for PC as well, just saying as Halo was originally intended for it
  • ultimatepunchrod - March 5, 2012 5:05 a.m.

    I'm not a big Halo fan, but those do look pretty great.
  • GhostNappa2k10 - March 5, 2012 4:22 a.m.

    Wow. Just, wow. It looks incredible! And also, my ReCAPTCHA includes the word "Spartan". Oh, the coincidence.
  • psycho ninja 4 - March 5, 2012 3:47 a.m.

    I was hoping for more than just showing off the graphics but it looks great. Hope they release more soon.
  • Barnsley Pal - March 5, 2012 3:39 a.m.

    I'm sure this will be a great game, but I am just not excited for it. A Halo game every year is too much for me.
  • ToThe9thPower - March 5, 2012 3:56 a.m.

    @Barnsley Pal uhhhhhh??? The last Halo game came out in 2010, and this new one does not come out until the end of 2012. So how is that a Halo game every year? 2 years is quite common for sequels, so if that is somehow a problem to you then I hope you don't play about half the games that ever get sequels because they usually take 2 years to release. This game is by a new studio, so it will be well worth checking out. Maybe they will fall flat on their faces? OR maybe? maybe it could actually be a great game. Either way you are silly for disregarding it with no actual gameplay and with a reason that is actually not accurate at all.
  • Vatsu - March 5, 2012 5:45 a.m.

    I think he is including Halo Anniversary (or whatever the part one remake was called) which did come out last year. Also, he said it was a great game, just not his cup of tea. Just like call of duty, or madden, or any other franchise with a yearly release/update. He didn't say he wasn't buying it either. Not trying to be an internet good guy greg, but it just sounds like you getting really mad at someones opinion because they say 'not excited' and 'halo' in the same sentence.
  • Vatsu - March 5, 2012 5:46 a.m.

    will be* a great game, not was. sorry.
  • HumanMeatPuppet - March 5, 2012 5:46 a.m.

    343 developed the Halo remake last year. So it would be a new Halo every year. Don't be so quick to disregard someone's comments before checking your own facts first.
  • Barnsley Pal - March 5, 2012 6:19 a.m.

    I'm confused. Your excessive rant suggests that you are a huge Halo fan, but you forget that Halo Anniversary came out in 2011. When Halo 4 releases in 2012, that will be 4 Halo FPSs in 4 years. I love Halo, but I don't want to play a new one every year. It is the same reason why I don't want to pick up the latest COD, or AC every year. They may individually be great games, but too much of a good thing can dilute the experience. As I said in my first post, I'm sure this will be a great game, but I am not excited for it right now. I will still play it, but it will not likely be a day 1 purchase for me. Is that really so offensive?
  • Barnsley Pal - March 5, 2012 6:20 a.m.

    Thanks to Vatsu and HumanMeatPuppet for a dose of rationality.
  • ToThe9thPower - March 11, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    A remake that required far less work than a full game is not quite the same as a Halo game every year. Keep in mind that it was an important anniversary, that is the only reason the game existed. Normally there will not be a Halo game every year and you know this. The next Halo after 4 will likely be 2 or 3 years later on the next Xbox console, so your complaint is still bullshit
  • GrandTheftAuto - March 5, 2012 3:35 a.m.

    The only thing that I thought Halo was missing, was graphics. That seems to have been fixed now! Let's just hope that they haven't made any major changes to it's legendary multiplayer :)

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