Halo 4 (Xbox 360 - November 6th, 2012)
A handful of shots from this month’s featured blow-out of Halo 4 information in Game Informer magazine. 343 Industries sounds as if they’re attempting to remain faithful to Bungie’s work (a safe bet – boring, but safe), yet little nuggets like the studio integrating story elements and meaning into the multiplayer grab my attention.
Call of Duty’s biennial developers, Treyarch, have taken slow, plodding (but steady) steps to molding their own distinctive CoD experience with each release and I predict 343 Industries may beat the same path with this new Halo trilogy; staying very close to the source material until the studio gets comfortable with taking chances. Personally, even though we may only be up to number four in title, there’s been enough Halo entries and spin-offs for me to want to see 343 just go absolutely crazy with the series.
Either direction it takes, if it’s authentic Halo in all of its sci-fi shooting glory, Xbox Live is sure to be alight with activity.