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MS: Xbox can defy economy and grow for 7th consecutive year

The world may be waiting for news of a new console, but Microsoft is focused on making 2012the biggest year in Xbox 360 history. The platform holder has told MCV it believes it can defy the economy and record a seventh straight year of growth with its ‘strongest portfolio’ ever. …

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Halo 4 to skip public beta

In a departure from Bungie’s development strategy for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach, 343 Industrieswill forgo a public multiplayer beta for the latest in the popular FPS franchise. "While we are testing Halo 4 code, gameplay, and systems at significant scale to get excellent data, input, and feedback, we are …

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Microsoft: Halo 4 is our ‘big bet’

Developer 343 admits it is under pressure to get the return of Halo 4 right. The studio has taken over Halo development duties from series creators Bungie. It was responsible for last year’s remake of Halo: Anniversary Edition and the online service, Waypoint. Yet this year’s Halo 4 is the …

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Halo 4 reveal due at Toy Fair

Microsoft may have been silent since E3, but some of Halo 4’s secrets will be revelaed later this month. Toy specialists Re:creation will be using the 2012 Toy Fair to show off its new range of game-licensed products, including figures based on the hotly anticipated shooter. Central to the line-up …

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New Xbox seemingly ruled out for 2012

It very much looks as if a successor to the Xbox 360 will now not be launched in 2012. Why? Because we now know that Halo will definitely be an Xbox 360 title and not, as some had speculated, a launch title for the next machine. Confirmation came from Frank …

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Halo 4 creative director quits 343 Industries

One of the creative directors working on Halo 4 has quit not just the game but also developer 343 Industries. Ryan Payton, who Kotaku reports has been previously diagnosed with depression, says that despite a great run at Microsoft” that he doesn’t regret, there came a point where I wasn’t …

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Halo 4 part of the ‘Reclaimer Trilogy’

The ‘Reclaimer Trilogy’ – that’s the name of the three games that will kick off with the arrival of Halo 4 next year, 343 Industries has told an audience at the Halo Fest event. Eurogamer reports that around 200 developers are currently working on Halo 4 and that work on …

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Microsoft has lost its way with recent Halo releases

In a surprise admission, the boss of Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer has claimed that the platform holder has lost its way” with the smash hit Halo franchise. The statement comes as Bungie makes an emotional farewell to fans, having officially stepped away from the series that it helped make …

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