Microsoft cash cow Halo 4 video game made history by selling more than $220 million units in its first 24 hours. Halo 4 had 4 million players in its first four days, spending 31.4 million hours playing the game and pushing total game play hours for the series past 5 billion hours. These are all good insights and data for Microsoft
Halo 4,XBox 360 game came out on November 6. Halo 4 marks the return of the Master Chief, as a playable protagonist for the first time since 2007′s Halo 3. Having been lost in space since the finale of Halo 3, Master Chief and Cortana, adrift aboard the wreckage of the UNSC frigate Forward Unto Dawn, find themselves near a mysterious Forerunner planet. A key plot point will involve changes to Cortana and how her exposure to Halo and her operation beyond her natural lifespan may have contributed to her becoming “rampant”, a mental state of aged AIs akin to insanity, and which normally results in the ‘death’ of the AI. The campaign will mainly take place on the artificial forerunner planet of Requiem.
JoyStiq (100/100): The developer launches the best kind of protest, which is to wave an impressive, throbbing shooter in your face. Trust me, you want this.
IGN (98/100): Halo 4 is a masterstroke everyone can and should celebrate, and its two guaranteed sequels instantly make the next-generation Xbox a must-own system, with Halo 5 its most anticipated title. Halo has been rebuilt. It has been redefined. And it has been reinvigorated. The Xbox’s original king has returned to his rightful place on the throne.
Game Informer (93/100): Halo 4 is a thrilling adventure, and takes the science fiction franchise headlong into the future. The magic formula is intact, but the new development team isn’t afraid to put its own signature features into play, assuring that Halo is on a path to growth instead of stagnation.
Gamespot (90/100): Every bit the massive shooter package that its predecessors were, and it holds the series’ standard high. The thrilling and emotional return of Master Chief and Cortana is the highlight, and the campaign breaks new ground in narrative quality for the franchise. The top-notch competitive multiplayer picks up where Halo: Reach left off, infusing the action with some mainstream elements while still remaining undeniably unique.