Halo 4 to be released November 6th, 2012

The next game in Microsoft's Halo series now has a release date. The company revealed today that Halo 4 will be coming out for the Xbox 360 console on November 6, 2012. To celebrate today's announcement, Microsoft worked with Rooster Teeth to release a special Red vs Blue video that, well, features singing. Just watch it.

Microsoft will apparently continue with the funny tone later tonight on the Conan late night talk show on TBS. The company said there would be some more Halo 4 content on the show.

As we have reported before, Halo 4 is the first game in the shooter series (not counting the RTS title Halo Wars) that will not be developed by the game's originators at Bungie. Microsoft formed a new internal development team, titled 343 Industries (a reference to the character '343 Guilty Spark' from the first game), to create Halo 4.

It's already been revealed that Halo 4 won't have the Firefight gameplay mode that was added to Halo 3: ODST and Halo Reach. However, it will have a new Spartan Ops co-op mode. Unfortunately, Microsoft has already announced there won't be any public multiplayer beta tests for Halo 4 ahead of the game's release.

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Although I enjoyed playing the multiplayer portion of Halo games, I always bought them for the campaign. I've completed the campaign for every Halo game except Halo 2 and Halo Wars. I'm really looking forward to picking up where Halo 3 left off. It'll be interesting to see who the new enemies are.

Nice, can't wait for this... a shame this next trilogy is going to be split over two different generations of consoles though like the first trilogy was. Halo 3 was such a radical departure from 1 and 2 in terms of graphics quality, and I imagine Halo 5 and 6 will feel the same compared to this Halo 4. Xbox 360 graphics are getting to feel a little dated now.

I hope they at least release a Halo 4: Remastered on the new console when it ships next year. Perhaps including it as a bonus disc with Halo 5?

Jose_49 said,
I don't see a Halo 4 remastering. Halo 2 never got one, and it launched a year before the 360.

Agreed, it'll just be a lazy port over if they do decide to do this. (hopefully not though)