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Halo 4 Locked For Xbox 360

It's not going next gen.

Halo 4 was announced during Microsoft’s E3 conference (well, about 2 hours before thanks to an early slip up on the Xbox website) but many have speculated that the beginning of the new trilogy will kick off on the next Xbox console.

That’s all been dashed this weekend, though, with the official word being that the game will be released for 360, despite mounting rumours of a successor to the console.

343 Industry’s Frank O’Connor locked down the platform on NeoGAF on Saturday. “Halo 4 will be on Xbox 360,” he said, “and use a modified core of the Halo engine(s). Not really a singular engine since it goes through fairly radical evolutions all the time.”

You can read about the game’s official announcement here.


  1. D-Nichol
    Since: Dec 2008

    Could it not be on both?

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 09:24.
    • Kennykazey
      Since: Mar 2010

      Well, he didn’t say it wouldn’t be on the neXtbox…
      I expect all current Halo games (except Wars) to be ported and remastered for next-gen anyway so it probably will make it there at some point in a collection of sorts.

      Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 10:47.
    • KeRaSh
      Since: Nov 2009

      Like Nintendo did with Zelda: Twilight Princess? Possible but I’d say pretty unlikely. However, a new Halo game should always be part of the launch lineup of any new Microsoft console just to boost sales. It’s make me think about purchasing one… ^^

      Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 10:52.
    • Lewis Murray
      Since: Nov 2009

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      Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 23:56.
  2. Kennykazey
    Since: Mar 2010

    Makes sense, the 360 has a massive userbase which means more sales. And since this is the beginning of a new trilogy, we can expect the sequel to be next gen so those that want to continue the story has to buy the new Xbox, kind of like last time.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 10:44.
    • bacon_nuts
      Since: Mar 2011

      Yeah, that would make sense, kind of sucks breaking up a trilogy between two consoles though… :/

      Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 11:51.
    • Skiewolfen
      Since: Aug 2010

      Good theory and a nice supporting argument – I’m convinced!

      Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 13:59.
  3. iBirch
    Since: May 2009

    Quite surprised about this but yeah, what Kenny said makes sense.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 12:41.
  4. Awayze
    Since: Jul 2010

    We already knew this. It said on Xbox 360 since it was shown. It didn’t say XBOX but said XBOX360.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:28.