Halo 4 Campaign ‘Comparable’ To Previous Titles

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Jun. 15 2013, Updated 8:50 p.m. ET

Earlier on in the week, an Achievement list for Halo 4, 343 Industries’ first Halo title since Bungie passed the torch, started making the rounds. Normally there isn’t a whole lot to see in these leaks, but there was something that gave some fans cause for concern.

After going over the Halo 4 Achievement list, fans noticed that there are only be eight missions in the game, which would appear to mean that the campaign length has received a considerable downgrade from just about every other Halo title apart from ODST.

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Fortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case. In a post over on NeoGAF under the name “Stinkles,” 343 Industries boss Frank O’Connor had this to say (via OXM): “Number of missions has no bearing on the length of the campaign. It’s a Halo sized campaign. PLUS [Spartan Ops] etc.”

343 Industries’ David Ellis also chimed in on the situation, pointing out that the studio’s “Spartan Ops” episodic content by itself will be longer than ODST.

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“[Spartan Ops] season alone is longer than [Halo 3: ODST],” Ellis (lybertryboy) added. “Spartan Ops and Campaign are completely separate teams. As Frank mentioned earlier, the main campaign is substantial and will compare favorably with previous entries in the series.”

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In case you’ve forgotten, Halo 4‘s Spartan Ops mode takes the place of Firefight, which Bungie introduced back with Halo 3: ODST. The episodic content can be played either solo or with three other friends with each player taking on the role of a Spartan in the “Majestic Squad” aboard the UNSC Infinity.

Halo 4 releases exclusively on the Xbox 360 November 6.

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