Halo 4 has been announced

We all knew it was coming, but I’m sure very few people expected a full sequel to be announced so early. Well, rejoice Halo and FPS fans; Master Chief has a new fight to finish.

Microsoft officially revealed Halo 4, the start of a new Halo trilogy, with an explosive teaser trailer at their E3 conference earlier today. Although Microsoft’s first party support still appears relatively weak for the rest of the year, especially when compared to Sony’s line up, this news will keep Xbox fans excited for quite some time.

It will be interesting to see how the new developers handle this much-beloved franchise. Bungie left some giant shoes to fill for 343 Industries, and fans are really hoping that they are up to the challenge. Hopefully, they decide to implement  many new features and concepts into this new trilogy, especially since Reach failed to add anything significantly new to the experience (even if it was a very fine experience).

From the trailer, it seems that the story is going to continue very close to where Halo 3 left off, but it is still unclear just how long the Chief has been out. It appears however that there is a new enemy to be fought, as the end of the trailer reveals a piece of technology that is very different from what has been seen in previous titles. It would make sense for them to have a new enemy, since there is a new developer at the helm and it is the start of a new trilogy.

Of course, most of this is just speculation. Hopefully the game turns out great. I’m still a bit skeptical as to whether or not 343 Industries can live up to Bungie’s legacy, but at the very least, I’m excited to see where they go from here.


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