Ahead of the release of Halo 3 and Halo: Reach, gamers had the opportunity to try out the games early by way of a multiplayer beta. If you were hoping that Halo 4 would be getting a multiplayer beta as well, you’re in for some disappointment.
In a Q&A posted over on the Halo Waypoint website, 343 Industries confirmed that Halo 4 will not be getting a multiplayer beta, stating that the team simply doesn’t have the time and resources to build and manage a Halo 4 beta.
“While we are testing Halo 4 code, gameplay, and systems at significant scale to get excellent data, input, and feedback, we are focused on polishing and shipping our experience for the duration of the year, and splitting resources to manage and build a beta is not on our schedule,” the development team said in the FAQ.
Halo 4 is still without a proper release date, but Microsoft and 343 Industries recently confirmed that the two companies are targeting a winter 2012 release date, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Not a whole lot is known about Halo 4 at this point, but the developer recently dropped a few details in the form of a Halo 4 “First Look” ViDoc. If you haven’t checked that video out already, you can give it a look directly below, or head through this link for more information.
Are you looking forward to seeing 343 Industries’ take on the Halo franchise with Halo 4?