Microsoft Spring Showcase happened last week and with it came news of the upcoming Halo 4. The game is slated for release this fall and will star Master Chief in his first adventure without Bungie at the helm.
343 Industries is the new team behind the Halo franchise, and they shared some vague information about the game. In the video after the break you’ll see a bit of the multiplayer experience. Kotaku also shared the following about maps and multiplayer mode:
The maps won’t be lifted from the campaign but rather have been created specifically to allow for balanced gameplay. When asked about balancing the multiplayer for MLG pro-gaming, O’Connor said that they are taking MLG seriously, but didn’t go into detail as to what exactly that meant.
In multiplayer, characters will control Spartan 4s, which are a new type of Spartan super-soldier; there will be a wealth of customization options for your Spartan. Some of those options will be cosmetic, but some will be functional.
As for the single player experience, 343 only said that it would be “a more personal story” for Master Chief. They also noted that this game will “define the next ten years of Halo”, so expect some sort of major change to the series.