Mark your galactic space calendars for November 6, because that's when we'll see the Master Chief's return to original FPS action form, and for the first time as directed by his new masters, 343 Industries, and not creators Bungie.
Set four years after the events in “Halo 3,” Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Developed by 343 Industries, “Halo 4” marks a new beginning for the landmark entertainment franchise that has sold more than 40 million games worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, live-action shorts, comic books, action figures and apparel.
“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,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios via press release. “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.”
It will definitely be interesting to see where the franchise goes post-Bungie, but having met some of the 343 guys, we're confident the Chief is in good hands. Stay tuned for more on Halo 4 as we get it.