Microsoft’s latest game release for it’s ever popular XBox 360 console, Halo 4 is set to be available from midnight tonight as stores aim to cash in on the popularity of the Halo game series, and the inevitable popularity of this new game.
Halo 3 previously held the title for the biggest selling game of all time, a record now held by another XBox 360 title, Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare.Â Halo 4 looks set to propel the series back to the top of the charts.
The first Halo game was the launch title for Microsoft’s original XBox console and was as well received then as it is now.
Last month, the new game was leaked onto the Internet and appeared in file-sharing websites such as The Pirate Bay.Â Microsoft has threatened to permanently cut gamers who illegally download the game off from the XBox Live gaming service.
Halo 4 has generated a huge amount of interest so far and is an example of how well the gaming industry hasÂ weathered the global economic downturn.Â The latest version puts the player in the role of a super-soldier called Noble 6, in battles against an alien collective.
Microsoft’s entertainment director, Stephen McGill has described the new release as the “biggest Halo release ever” and the marketing budget has grown by 60% since the release of the last title.
Source : BBC
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