Halo: Reach coming Sept. 14th

Bungie announced today that Halo: Reach will be released worldwide on September 14th (excluding Japan, which will get the game on the 15th). Reach is purportedly Bungie's last Halo entry - the developer is now focusing on a new action series with exclusive distribution from Activision.

The game's recent multiplayer beta yielded a largely positive reaction, though the turnout of around 2.7 million players (opens in new tab) apparently didn't quite match Bungie's "conservative estimate" of 3 million (opens in new tab). We had a good time playing with the new mechanics, andbeing repeatedly killed by readers (the game was cheating, OK?). Did you play it? What did you think?

Above: A segment from our live stream of the Halo: Reach beta, featuring Senior Editor Charlie Barratt getting killed a lot

For more on Halo: Reach, check outall of our previewsof the silly-anticipated prequel, and for a bit of amusing strategy viewage,have a piece of Luke Smith's multiplayer session with his color commentary - the master doesn't disappoint.

May 24, 2010

Associate Editor, Digital at PC Gamer