Halo: Reach confirmed for September 14 release, beta played by 2.7 million

Monday, 24th May 2010 12:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The AP’s reporting that Bungie’s confirmed release dates for the western and Japanese versions of Halo: Reach, adding that 2.7 million people played game’s beta, which has now ended.

Reach will release on September 14 in the west and September 15 in Japan.

Players collectively logged more than 16 million hours and more than 1.1 billion virtual kills during the 18-day beta, said the firm.

Bungie had already said that it saw more people log onto the Reach beta in one day than it did in the entire Halo 3 beta.

The developer extended the test for a day.

The September 14 date was rumoured back in March.



  1. Razor

    Earlier than I thought it would be.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    That’s good news. As Cullen just said to me, surprised they didn’t wait till E3 with this.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Razor

    Yeah I was thinking that. I think Sony will now be able to plan a GT5 release date that doesn’t clash to announce at E3.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Shifty

    R.I.P PS3 (September 14).

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    Do me a favour:

    #5 5 years ago
  6. 52pickup


    fanboy much?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. itsucks

    Yep, the truth is such a biased little prick.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. loki

    Beta was awesome. True Xbox 360 exclusive

    #8 5 years ago
  9. cookiejar

    @4 Is that the PS4 release date? :O Coolio!

    I didn’t spend as much time as I would of liked with the beta, but what I did play was pretty fun.

    Should be alright, this.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. polygem

    loved the beta. will preorder reach for sure. i got a very good feeling about the singleplayer as well…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Mike W

    Damn I was thinking more of October or November release. I never been a big fan of the Halo series, but I did get a chance to play the Halo:Reach beta and it was pretty good.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. V_Ben

    So, it looks like they’re launching reach before natal, to get it out of natal’s way. But it’ll still sell gangbusters regardless!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. RomaTotti10

    Xbox 360 slim + Halo Reach Bundle. Nice!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve added the source at the top, there.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    Properly pumped for Reach now.

    With the date now announced, there really is no other big date announcements in place now for E3… except GT5, obviously.

    Road’s now clear, basically put.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DaMan

    er, Pat, Halo Reach link at the top of the page takes me to a Killzone article.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. sennasnit

    October for GT5? Johnny?
    Everyone knows that Reach will shoot it’s load first week so anytime after 21st Sept will do nicely

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    @16 – Sorry. Fixed it.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Syrok

    -16, 18: It’s all the same anyway. :)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. polygem

    at least there will be jetpacks in kz 3 as well…still completely different games…gameplay and artstylewise…

    #20 5 years ago
  21. mington

    and fun wise

    (i left it open ended so it can be taken either way….personally i don’t find either fun)

    #21 5 years ago
  22. MasterGruntman

    Now with the jetpack there is a whole new vertical plane of combat. You have to watch your six as well as above you. This changed the gameplay so much. And I think its great! Cant wait until Fall to play you on multi and pummel you like little girls. Seeya then n00bs.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Dralen

    I’m probably gonna get some hate from saying this, but I really don’t see what’s so great about this game. I also played the beta and after playing Halo 1,2 and 3, I’m very bored of the Halo gameplay now.

    I was very excited for this game, but after experiencing the beta, I can safely say I would much rather play the other shooters that are coming out this year.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. OlderGamer


    How can anyone get tired of “run, jump, granade”?

    I just don’t understand ;)

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Dralen

    Naaaa, just bored of hip shooting someone for 20 minutes before they go down.

    #25 5 years ago

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