First Halo 4 screenshots leak, ahead of Microsoft reveal

Ever since we finished playing Halo 3, we’ve been hungering for more action featuring the franchise’s star, Master Chief. While Halo: Reach did much to satisfy our cravings for more action from the Halo universe, what we’ve really been waiting for is the next instalment in the series.

Microsoft showed off a trailer for Halo 4 at E3 last year, but precious little is known about the new title, which will be the first of three confirmed new games, dubbed the Halo 'Reclaimer Trilogy'. It’s understood that that trailer was custom-made for E3, rather than being developed with the actual Halo 4 engine that will power the new game.

Today, however, the first in-game screenshots have leaked, giving us a look at Master Chief in his new gaming environment. Gamerlive.tv sourced the shots, which were captured by Paul Featherstone of 343 Industries, Microsoft’s in-house development studio for Halo, which took over responsibility for the franchise from previous developers Bungie.

Eurogamer.net noted comments made by Featherstone on NeoGAF’s forums that the screenshots are “100% untouched”, using a “debug cam with an in-engine Depth-of-field”.

It looks like Microsoft has big plans for the Halo franchise, as Fusible reports that the company has successfully registered Halo5.com and Halo9.com. While Microsoft does not yet own Halo 6.com, Halo7.com or Halo8.com, it has previously registered Halo10.com, and its efforts to secure these domains hint at a long and exciting future for the game series.

Microsoft is expected to announce further information about Halo 4 later today. In the mean time, take a minute out of your day to enjoy the Halo 4 trailer from E3:

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I'm silently hoping that this (and the rest of the trilogy) will be a launch title for the new Xbox. I know it says Holiday 2012 on the trailer from E3 last year, but a lot can happen in a year that could cause it to slip.

Think about it... if this fourth one gets released just in time before the 360's end-of-life, then the fifth and sixth will definitely be titles on the new Xbox, not the 360. I'd much prefer all three to be on a single platform so they all at least look similar, rather than 5 and 6 being streets ahead of 4. Just like 3 was as compared to 1 and 2.

I'm keeping quiet about this until there is official screenshots. People say 'screenshots' but they end up being rendered. To me, a screenshot is an actual screenshot of the product running.

FoxieFoxie said,
> Microsoft is expected to announce further information about Halo 4 later today

Source?


The future.

DrunkenBeard said,
Article title : 4 Halo screenshots. Actual article content : 2 Halo screenshots and an old video.

Unless they changed the headline before I saw it, they didn't promise 4 screenshots, they promised screenshots from Halo 4

DrunkenBeard said,
Gah totally misread the title. Nevermind

Let's just chalk it up to it being early in the morning

Noveed said,
the 2nd picture............his left hand looks odd, dunno why just does.

Yeah. Seems like he's grabbing the Battle Rifle as I do with ketchup.

Noveed said,
the 2nd picture............his left hand looks odd, dunno why just does.

very odd...it's like he broke it during the Halo Wars.

Noveed said,
the 2nd picture............his left hand looks odd, dunno why just does.

Indeed, like he's sat on his hand for a day and can't get his fingers straight

I've never been into this kind of games, not really know why, but the graphics of Hallow doesn't seems to be changed too much.

SubZenit said,
I've never been into this kind of games, not really know why, but the graphics of Hallow doesn't seems to be changed too much.

Hallow? lol It gives you the correct spelling about 20 times in the article above