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Halo 4 definitely in development for Xbox 360

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:

6 comments

  • Spybreak8 - November 15, 2011 5:11 p.m.

    Yeah I'd rather get the tweaked out version than the hmm what can we do with this new system version. Launch titles usually disappoint because the developers don't have enough time to fully integrate anything from the hardware.
  • FoxdenRacing - November 15, 2011 8:18 a.m.

    At which point, unless 343's "pulling a Raiden" my predictions for E3 '12 are dead wrong. If Halo 4 is slated for 360 and holiday '12, no new Xbox until mid-2013, minimum; Nintendo's getting hung out to dry, but the question is...will it sink them, or will it give them an insurmountable head start?
  • Shinn - November 15, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    I don't need a new console when I have a great gaming rig anyway.
  • MasterSplinter - November 14, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    Ive been a halo fan since the first, this may be for the best with 343 developing as i think bungie were afraid/unsure how to eveolve the franchise,sort of like RARE towards the end of their relationship with nintendo,except it wasnt a franchise they couldnt evolve it was just their game in general.(perfect dark zero, kinect sports etc.Shame really, microsoft ruined them,bring bak killer instinct or battletoads lol) Splinter out
  • ultimatepunchrod - November 14, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    Cool. Not ready for a new console. I don't have any money.
  • inkyspot - November 14, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    Me neither, yeah we need better graphics engine, and a better disk system, (something even bigger than blue ray.) But to be honest, money is tight right now (Granted i won't be the guinea pig for the first version of any new system). i am happy to read that is will be coming out for the SYSTEM I have.

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