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Halo 4 "going back to what made it amazing" for first timers
Posted: 05.07.2011 11:29 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
Microsoft's Stephen McGill reveals that the Halo 4 is to kick-start a whole new trilogy in the franchise. It revisits what made Halo: CE great on Xbox.

The planned Halo: CE Anniversary pack and Halo 4 have the "opportunity" to win over today's 18 year-olds who "probably didn't play" the original Halo.


"The tenth anniversary is huge and is a product of great passion. It’s important we celebrate this – the game itself was a huge milestone for us and kickstarted the platform in a lot of ways,” said Microsoft UK's Xbox & Entertainment director, Stephen McGill.

“But the platform has evolved dramatically in that time, so it’s worth going back to show how it still stands up as a product made today.” The Anniversary release is "very much for those who grew up with the franchise”, and it'll help build more excitement for Halo 4.

"One of the key things with Halo 4 is going back to what made it amazing for people playing the first Halo," continued McGill. “But the people who are 18 years old now were only eight when Halo appeared. They probably didn’t play it. That’s the opportunity the Anniversary pack and then Halo 4 have.”

Microsoft doesn't see Halo as directly competing with other major shooter franchises. "It’s different to Gears of War, it’s different to Call of Duty. So it stands alongside them.” Halo 4 is the first full release in the series not handled by creator Bungie.

Halo 4 releases exclusively on Xbox 360 in late 2012.

Source: MCV
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Comments

By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Jul 05, 2011
Xyfer117
Personally I'm excited to see where they go with this, I always thought I'd hate it if they carried it on past 3 but now its been announced I'm intrigued.
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Jul 06, 2011
K3Spice
*cough* I played halo when it first came out... It was the first game I played ever... Yes I am 17... :)
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Jul 07, 2011
VHugoSama
I never played Halo 1 or 2, I started directly at Halo 3.
By odst117 (I just got here) on Jul 25, 2011
odst117
ill beat halo aniversry in a snap