A few weeks back, Jessica Shea, community manager of 343 Industries announced that Halo 2 PC’s multiplayer support would be dropped on February 15th, 2013 – however, after an outcry from the community, it has been announced that Halo 2 PC will be sticking around until at least June 2013.
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Earlier this afternoon, the streets of Kirkland reached a near-chaotic state as people rushed to vacate their jobs, classes and all semblances of responsibility to begin preparing for their upcoming four-day, food-filled festivities. Now, though, as the sun sets and a layer of darkness seeps over the horizon, I’m left with two things: The burden of unfinished work and the heavy sound of silence broken only by the rhythmic sounds of my lightning fast and deadly accurate transcribing. Yes, I type better than I play Halo. Don’t judge.
While I’m bemoaning the fact that I’m still at work, there are other people here in the studio working the night away, too, scheduled to be here tonight, tomorrow and all through the weekend, tasked with the responsibility of fine-tuning, tweaking and optimizing the multitude of experiences that take place both inside and outside the game. Oddly enough, though, the aforementioned individuals don’t complain nearly as much as I do, but does anybody, really? (Don’t answer that.)
Before I walk out the door and begin my overeating-induced holiday stupor of a weekend, I do believe I owe you a Bulletin. This week we’ll be talking about next week’s Matchmaking update (yes, you’re getting one!), Spartan Ops (now with a developer interview!), Halo 4 concept art (you can haz pretties!), and an amazing batch of images you made in honor of the impending holiday (some of you are hilarious; the rest of you are banned).
Let’s get started, shall we?
We all knew this day was coming, but it is official, Halo 4 has been leaked onto the internet, various websites have confirmed such claims.
David Ellis, Spartan Ops Designer over at 343 Industries sent out this tweet earlier.
Following that tweet, he replied to a user mentioning legitimate copies.
You can follow David Ellis on Twitter, he is @DavidEllis
Along with these, there have been reports of streams online which showed Halo 4’s menus, as well as games in Matchmaking, shortly followed by Campaign gameplay, at IVG, we will not post any sort of leaks, spoilers or anything like that which will spoil the game for you.
Halo 4 releases on November 6th, 2012. Exclusively on Xbox 360.