Well I published a post not to long ago about Halo 4 being released, and some features it would have. As I stated at the end of the post it was an April fools joke. That post has since flown all the way up to the second page of Google’s search engine. How this happened I’m not to sure as I wasn’t trying to get that indexed. This article is my thoughts on whether or not Halo 4 will ever come or if it will die.
There is a lot of debate surrounding the videos on YouTube of the 3rd ending of Halo 3. The one on Legendary where you turn on every skull. If these videos are in fact valid endings then there is no doubt a Halo 4. I’m starting to believe this is a Halo 2 ending or beginning; however I never watched the videos in Halo 2 so I can’t be certain. People are claiming this to go both ways.
Bungie has officially lost the rights to the Halo name. They separated from Microsoft which in turn causes their loss of rights to the Halo franchise. With Microsoft at the helm who knows what could happen. This is old news, several months old, yet it makes a valid argument that we could see a Halo 4 simply because Microsoft would have the ability to produce it. I have no reference to this news as it happened some time ago, anybody got a link to the article can put it in a comment.
The game sold 1 million copies before the game even released. At $60 for the basic editions they had earned over $60 million before the game released. There were also the buyers who didn’t reserve it and still bought it. I’ve yet to see a valid sales number out there, but I would be willing to be somewhere in the 20 million copies overall. Add the $10 profit off of each of the new map packs and you’ve got one rich creator.
Halo 4 is inevitable. Look at this connection, Microsoft having the ability to create Halo 4. Halo is an exclusive game, only for the Microsoft systems ie Vista computers, and Xbox. They could simply release a new system with Halo 4 and just crush all of the competition. You will see another Halo, but it’s going to be a few years down the road. I’d say 2010 at it’s earliest.