Halo 4 is an upcoming video game
and the eighth installment in the Halo
franchise being developed for the Xbox 360.
Halo 4 is intended to be the first of a new trilogy
of Halo series games, named the "Reclaimer Trilogy".
|Whereas the previous Halo games|
were developed by Bungie. Halo 4
will be developed by`343Industries.
The game continues some time after
the ending of Halo 3, and marks the return
of the Master Chief as the main protagonist.
|Cortana will also appear|
in the game. The game is set for a
worldwide release on November 6, 2012.
The story of Halo 4 will be focused less
on the Halo series' traditional straightforward
first person shooter genre, instead relying more on
mystery, exploration and discovery. Developers described
the game as being grand in scope and scale.
|The game's creative team, which|
comprises nearly 200 people who have
been developing the game since at least
2009, is led by creative director Josh Holmes.
|The game will continue the Halo|
series' tradition of inspiring wonder in the
player while providing engaging, visceral gameplay.
|The game will utilize much|
of the "sandbox" that has been
featured across all six prior Halo games
and other media, in addition to introducing new
characters, weapons, vehicles, and other elements.
|The game's "sandbox" and|
overall style are meant to be more evocative of
Halo: Combat Evolved than of later installments.