343 Industries confirmed Halo 4 is not
being saved for Microsoft's next console, but instead in development
for the current Xbox 360. Earlier this year, there was speculation
that Master Chief's return would be used to launch the Xbox 360
follow-up, which was recently rumored to be codenamed the 'Loop'.
Today, however, series director Frank O'Connor took to the interwebs
to squash those rumors for good.
"Halo 4 will be on Xbox 360 and
use a modified core of the Halo engine(s). Not really a singular
engine since it goes through fairly radical evolutions all the time,"
reported O'Connor under his 'OuterWorldVoice' handle on the NeoGAF forums.
O'Connor dropped the news on NeoGAF
members in response to concern 343 Industries had declined to talk
about where Halo 4 would land back at E3 2011. A few months later at
PAX 2011, 343 Industries did spill some plot details regarding the
Halo sequel; specifically that it will kick off a new Reclaimer
Trilogy that will flesh out the Halo universe, and provide some depth
to Master Chief and Cortana's relationship. Listen in as O'Connor and
company tease what could be the biggest games of 2012: