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Gaming 2012/03/06 20:11:14
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There was a brief moment, years ago, when it seemed like developers were suggesting "Halo 3" would be the last game in the series, but sales were too high to keep it down. Instead, they closed out the "original trilogy" and began work on a new one. Now "Halo 4" is less than a year away, and 343 Industries revealed the first official look at the upcoming sequel this week.

The four-minute video explains that "Halo 4" will focus more on Master Chief, the star of the first trilogy, and expand on his character development -- but that's secondary. The real evolution is in the details -- bigger locations, sleek textures, updated HUD displays, a new sound effect database built from scratch. The game even explains why the Red Spartans and Blue Spartans are fighting in multiplayer. Watch the video below for more info -- and let us know if you're digging the new "Halo 4" features.

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  • John 2012/03/09 20:16:26
    Good grief
    John
    My PC is an XP with AMD Athlon, about 10 years old. Not powerful enough I am afraid
  • ryuu khan 2012/03/09 17:29:05
    Hail to the Chief
    ryuu khan
    its a good game
  • Anonymousforobvious 2012/03/09 10:54:45
    Good grief
    Anonymousforobvious
    i really can't understand why Halo is so popular. I never thought it was terrible, but i never saw anything remarkable about it. And you have to admit it proudly host the worst multiplayer mentality of any game ever.
  • austin ... Anonymo... 2012/03/22 04:13:35
    austin weber
    +2
    same thing with kingdom hearts... i just dont get it
  • Anonymo... austin ... 2012/03/22 23:29:16
    Anonymousforobvious
    Yeah Kingdom hearts, thats another great example. It's got a huge following and even after seeing and playing it, i can't see anything in it worth so much attention.
  • austin ... Anonymo... 2012/03/28 02:04:32
    austin weber
    i mean i like halo. i like modern warfare. but i still the see the unessacary uber-fanboyism/girlism. its kind of off putting and makes you not want to play the game
  • Anonymo... austin ... 2012/03/28 10:15:00
    Anonymousforobvious
    It's those very fan boys that ruin online play for me, probably why i'm so against online in any game.
  • austin ... Anonymo... 2012/03/29 03:29:01
    austin weber
    i love online. but it gets hard to deal with sometimes. thats why i like the battlefield games, because most matches i go into almlost noone has a mic or uses it, but they still do better team work then an entire cod team with mics.
  • Dyonus 2012/03/09 00:14:04
    Hail to the Chief
    Dyonus
    I liked all the other games (Halo 1-3, ODST, and Reach) and I'm curious to see where this series is going to go, but I'm kind of iffy on this game considering it's not made by Bungie.
  • ButterbeerMe 2012/03/08 23:16:01
    Hail to the Chief
    ButterbeerMe
    +1
    Meh, I like the Halo games, but it would nice if someone would get some new ideas out there. Instead of making a bunch of Halo games and a bunch of CoD games which, let's face it, are pretty much the same as their successors, why not take the time to come up with some totally new concepts?
  • austin ... Butterb... 2012/03/22 04:14:58
    austin weber
    +3
    name 5 new IP's that came out this year. whether in games or movies just try. its hard, rarely anything that comes out htese days isnt a remake or a sequel. we just arnt very original any more
  • Huntclan 2012/03/08 16:27:43
    Good grief
    Huntclan
    They should make it in 3D... No, wait... Halo 5 should be in 3D... You know what would be really cool? If they made Halo 6, but make that predate Halo 1 (and don't tell me that dead horse has already been beaten).
  • aikidoka37 2012/03/08 15:11:54
    Good grief
    aikidoka37
    +1
    Star Wars is much better
  • Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/03/08 13:20:09
    Good grief
    Ferηαηdo 夢
    +2
    I'm so sick of Halo and COD.
  • aikidoka37 Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/03/08 17:32:14
    aikidoka37
    +1
    So am I, i get friggin tired of C.O.D., and i hate the Halo franchise
  • Marine 2012/03/08 12:44:10
    Good grief
    Marine
    The only video game I ever played as The Sims !
  • jumpthegun 2012/03/08 10:47:15
    Hail to the Chief
    jumpthegun
    +2
    all the unworthy heretics shall burn from the irradiated plasma fire of the true followers
  • Barbie 2012/03/08 10:16:15
    Good grief
    Barbie
    Not a fan
  • Bob DiN 2012/03/08 08:32:45
    Good grief
    Bob DiN
    Not my style.
  • Spudski 2012/03/08 06:04:40
    Hail to the Chief
    Spudski
    +1
    Not that I was ever a big fan of the series, but they are amazing games. I am excited to see what it will look like with a new developer.
  • Vortex Lord 2012/03/08 05:55:02
    Good grief
    Vortex Lord
  • topgundy7 2012/03/08 05:38:28
    Good grief
    topgundy7
    +1
    No....I have better things to do.
  • UndeadZander 2012/03/08 04:02:00
    Hail to the Chief
    UndeadZander
    +1
    i want. i want. i want. i want. i want. i want. i want
  • Shadow 2012/03/08 01:47:06
    Hail to the Chief
    Shadow
    +1
    In my book, nothing beats halo(video game wise)
    halo
  • T 2012/03/08 00:23:06
    Hail to the Chief
    T
    +1
    I do enjoy a fun game.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/03/07 22:16:26
    Good grief
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    I have never played any of these games! I am not hip!
  • Stryder 2012/03/07 21:17:20
    Hail to the Chief
    Stryder
    +2
    I've been playing Tribes Ascend. It's very similar to Halo only more like Halo on steroids. And it's free.
  • Headshot760 2012/03/07 19:47:56
    Good grief
    Headshot760
    +1
    Call of Duty is so much better.
  • UndeadZ... Headsho... 2012/03/08 03:59:47
    UndeadZander
    Heretic
  • Steven ... Headsho... 2012/04/23 13:52:08
    Steven Conroy
    Walking a thin line with that statement. Do you mean Call of Duty as a whole or just a certain game?
  • Headsho... Steven ... 2012/04/27 00:50:00 (edited)
    Headshot760
    Well I started off with World at War and so far they've all been better than Halo.
  • Arel 2012/03/07 18:39:54
    Hail to the Chief
    Arel
    +1
    I can't wait!!
  • ♥K14 2012/03/07 18:29:20
    Hail to the Chief
    ♥K14
    +1
    When I first found out 343 were making a sequel - I was very disappointed. But now a Few months on I feel slightly better about it.

    From the various clips I've seen, I expect it to be good. But it probably wont have the Epic Halo vibe Bungie put into it.

    And the whole cannon reason why Red team fights Blue team is just stupid...
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/03/07 18:20:12
    Hail to the Chief
    BlackwinterG36C
    +1
    Whatever, its just a game that lost to Call of Duty!!! Let them make as many games as they want.
  • Rusty Shakelford 2012/03/07 18:16:47
    Good grief
    Rusty Shakelford
    +3
    Halo sucks
  • aikidoka37 Rusty S... 2012/03/08 15:14:04
    aikidoka37
    +1
    Finally somebody agrees
  • Einstein's Firecracker 2012/03/07 17:44:17
    Hail to the Chief
    Einstein's Firecracker
    +1
    Can't wait, I want it no matter. Just hope they add new weapons, new enemies, and bigger environments. And, a story line that doesn't relate to the original three. That's what made Reach so refreshing.
  • *The Gentle Giant* 2012/03/07 17:42:32
    Hail to the Chief
    *The Gentle Giant*
    +2
    Master Chief
    Thank YOU 343!!!
  • chamchamgal 2012/03/07 17:18:58
    Hail to the Chief
    chamchamgal
    +4
    91 votes are grunts
  • Copenhagenpimp 2012/03/07 17:12:15
    Hail to the Chief
    Copenhagenpimp
    +2
    343 Industries has it's hands full, but I look forward to seeing the results. Good Luck to 343 Ind.

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