343 Industries is prepping Halo 4 for a
global launch on November 6, 2012. Microsoft announced the official
date for the highly-anticipated sequel in a press release this
morning, stating the new chapter in Master Chief's saga will
represent a “new beginning for the landmark entertainment
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, Microsoft Studios's corporate vp.
“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.”
4's early November release date puts it on a direct intercept course with
Assassin's Creed III (October 30), Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and
Grand Theft Auto V (if you believe the rumor in GTA V release date spotted on Rockstar resume).
Halo 4 news is slated to drop tonight on late-night cable, according
to Microsoft's Major Nelson, who tweeted instructions to followers to keep an eye out for Master Chief on Conan O'Brien's talk show. That said,
now that Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed Halo 4's launch date on its own,
it's likely tonight's reveal will be a recap of the release plans for everyone else who didn't spend all morning
refreshing their news feeds.
you're waiting for Conan's broadcast, see what we've already learned
about Halo 4 from the latest screenshots in Halo 4: New screens show campaign, multiplayer, enemies. Will scorch your eyes with shiny visual joy, and listen in to the sequel's soundtrack
in Halo 4 trailer introduces series' new composer: hear tracks from the game.