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Halo: Reach to be biggest game of 2010 “across all platforms”, says MS

Friday, 15th January 2010 15:16 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Halo: Reach will be the biggest game of the year “across all platforms”.

That’s according to Director of Marketing at Xbox UK, Stephen McGill.

“Our hope for Halo: Reach is to be the biggest title of 2010 not only for Xbox, but across all platforms – a forecast which has been mirrored by industry professionals,” he said.

Halo: Reach takes the legacy of Halo’s rich multiplayer gameplay to an entirely new level, delivering experiences that we think old and new players alike will enjoy for years to come.”

He further added that the company was “thrilled” from the response the trailer shown at the VGAs got.

It’s an exciting time for Halo fans and we’re thrilled by the response from trailer shown at the VGAs last month which was phenomenal.”

Halo: Reach will launch in the fall.

The game will appear in the next issues of Edge and Game Informer.

Earlier this week, scans from the GI main feature leaked onto the internet, which introduced us to Noble Team: our main set of characters in the game.

Thanks, CVG.

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23 Comments

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  1. Doc Robotnik

    “Microsoft man says company’s flagship game release will be massive”.

    Is this still a NEWS site?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mington

    i like that you can sprint and melee knife stealth kill.

    also the aliens are gonna be speaking an alien language THANK GOD

    so after reading the leaked info i’m more interested then i was

    #2 5 years ago
  3. The Hindle

    Of course it will be Halo is essentially the Xbox brand after all

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Bulk Slash

    Guess that means it’s Treyarch’s turn to make a Call of Duty this year.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    At least they say “hope” in this case rather than flat out coming out and saying it will be. You can’t blame them for hoping. :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Razor

    It’s not going to be a system seller though is it…I’m pretty sure anyone who wants to play a Halo game is pretty much certain to have a 360 already.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Alakratt

    Umm, correction, biggest game on Xbox ONLY. Jesus, they are so fucking arrogant!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. sennasnit

    a space marines shooter, what will they think of next.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Another space marines shooter.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Doc Robotnik

    @sennasnit

    Erm… it’s a sequel to a space shooter; what exactly are they supposed to do, turn Halo into a third person adventure game set in some other era, not in space and with no shooting?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Hunam

    “Another space marines shooter.”

    I know, It’s a good time to be a space marine aficionado!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. AHA-Lambda

    ummm…MS have you forgotten about COD?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Broncanus

    So it will take more than the £1,056,000,000 that WOW will most likely gross next year?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    How are people missing the world “hope” in the article? Or are they just reading JC’s provocative title? :P

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Broncanus

    Yes you’re right Psycho… it’s the misleading title. Slaps own wrist for biting!

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Eregol

    Sony man says PS3 in comparison is cheap
    Sony man says God of War 3 will be big business
    Microsoft man says Fable will be good
    Microsoft man says Natal is the dog’s bollocks
    Nintendo man says Wii is a console
    Nintendo man likes his Wii

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    “Nintendo man likes his Wii”

    Down with this sort of thing.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. SniperWolf

    Call of Duty says hello
    it happened in 2007,2008 and 2009
    COD comes and killed everyone dreams

    #18 5 years ago
  19. RomaTotti10

    It’s going to be interesting to see if Halo: Reach can outsell Star Craft 2 and Super Mario Galaxy 2. I personally doubt it.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    StarCraft 2 sure. Not Galaxy 2 though.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. pha1r

    I’d say people who didn’t like ODST won’t buy this.
    Kind of like what happened to GT4 because GT4:P was frankly crap.Then GT4 sold less than GT3

    #21 5 years ago
  22. XxOsurfer3xX

    I used to love Halo, when the first came out, but from the second on, seriously, the game is crap, it has nothing new at all, btw i played all of them, so im not talking without knowlegde. I think its going to sell just because its halo and there are a lot of halo fanboys that would eat up anything they throw at them…

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gheritt White

    Halo went downhill as soon as Alex Seropian left Bingie. Oh, how it makes me weep to never know how the series’ father intended it all to play out.

    That said, Halo: Reach is still a day one purchase for me, no-brainer!

    #23 5 years ago