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Halo series moves 50M, next game in early development

Thursday, 6th December 2012 14:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has announced that the Halo series has moved 50 million since its inception in 2001. It has also been confirmed by 343 Industries that the next titles in the series is also “in early stages of development.”

The seven games in the series sold 46 million units before the launch of Halo 4 in November 2012 (via Gamespot), meaning Halo 4 has sold around 4 million copies. The game earned $220 million during its first 24-hours at retail.

As far as a new Halo title is concerned, 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor has told CVG the team is currently prototyping ideas, software, and art. Microsoft has said previously a second trilogy in the Halo will be released.

“I can’t say more than that, but work on the game started actually before we launched Halo 4 and continues apace as we cycle staff through the team’s vacation breaks,” he said. “We’re excited about the next game.”

O’Connor also said a second season for Halo 4′s Spartan Ops is still up in the air, as the team is “looking at how the first season does,” before deciding.

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  1. Gadzooks!

    Good stuff, Halo 4 is freakin’ brilliant. Best looking console game by a country mile, and rock solid in all departments.

    Halo is in the best hands with 343. They are technical magicians!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Kabby

    How is Halo 4 doing in terms of sales? It didn’t seem to stick around at the top of the charts for very long.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Gadzooks!

    #2 Around 4 million so far according to the article.

    Edit: VGChartz has it at 4.55mil at mid-November.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dark

    Meh , halo is overrated .. just a shiny garbage.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ysleiro

    @ #4

    Holy Jeebus! What else is the game supposed to do? Blow you?

    The game practically has something for everybody. A decent storyline and plot. Solid multiplayer and editing tools that are hard to find on consoles. I don’t know many FPS games that offer this much content on consoles.

    But go ahead and name like 30 of them since this is just “garbage” and by default must be a common thing.

    I’ll wait..

    #5 2 years ago