Well, there’s no denying it now. After the early leak of the first official screenshot earlier this morning, Microsoft made Halo 4 official by announcing it at their E3 press conference today. Not much was said on the game other then the fact that it’s going to be the “dawn of a new trilogy” for the console. So I guess that means to expect a fifth and sixth game. 343 Industries is heading up Halo 4 and the release date is, as of now, the 2012 holiday season.
The trailer that was shown is pretty short and truly a tease. We don’t see a whole lot but like I said with the screenshot, it looks like things are picking up right where we left off in Halo 3. It doesn’t give us a whole lot to go on and personally, I’m not terribly excited about the announcement.
In a shooter market dominated by Call of Duty and soon to be dominated by Battlefield 3, is there still a place for this franchise? Is Halo 4 really necessary? Isn’t it time for the franchise to die out? Don’t get me wrong, I love the series but how long can they possibly milk it?
Halo 4 is going to have to be one hell of a game if it wants to compete in the current/future shooter market. Halo 3 was a great game but compared to some of the titles out today and some of the titles going to be released, it really isn’t that impressive anymore. So if Halo 4 is just a clone of its predecessors, I’m not going to be too impressed. They’re really going to have to do something special with it.