Microsoft has just confirmed that Halo 4 will release on November 6th worldwide. Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, said:
“We are beginning a new saga with ‘Halo 4’ and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of ‘Halo’ games and experiences.
Millions of fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the boots of Master Chief, and with ‘Halo 4’ leading the charge, we’re confident 2012 will be the most successful year in Xbox history.”
Halo 4 is set four years after the conclusion of Halo 3, with the return of Master Chief who must face an enemy that threatens the whole universe. Halo 4 is being developed by 343 Industries after Bungie stepped back from the franchise.
The Halo franchise has sold more than 40 million games worldwide as well as having spin off books, comics and other merchandise. When Halo 3 launched it set the record for biggest consumer product launch of all time.
Source: Press Release