Master Chief’s return in Halo 4 dated
Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Microsoft have announced that one of gaming’s most iconic heroes, the Master Chief, will return on 6 November as Halo 4, the first release in a brand new Halo saga is released.
As the first brand new Halo to be developed since Bungie, the series’ creator, and Microsoft parted company the responsibility of development has fallen to 343 Industries; with the project headed-up by Frank O’Connor – previously content manager at Bungie – who has promised a new level of both visual and gameplay from the new saga which resumes four years after the events in Halo 3.
“We 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, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. “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.”
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