Bravo just released a brand new bulletin. He goes into detail about a $500,000 Halo 4 tournament for this summer, what happened at E3 with Halo: Spartan Assault, and the upcoming Match-Making update coming to Halo 4. Check out the full bulletin here.
The journey to E3 is not always easy. I spent the weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee, checking out and commentating on some of the matches at Arena Gaming League’s Halo 4 tournament and planned on flying to Los Angeles on Sunday night. After being stuck in several airports, sprinting through the entirety of Charlotte Douglas International (with Mobility, thank goodness), and begging some airline gate agents, I somehow ended up on a flight to E3. I’d be in town for the Xbox Media Briefing the next morning. After watching each and every press conference from home for the past few years, you could say that I was excited to attend in person. After sitting in an absurd amount of traffic and watching camera-wielding members of the press begin to walk down the off-ramps, we finally arrived at the venue. Then I made a mistake and let bs angel choose our seats. She just so happened to pick the one seat in the house that had a giant camera boom arm in the way of the screen, which left me standing several feet away from her to watch all of the trailers. I usually try to stand (at least) several feet away from her anyway, so this wasn’t really a big change.
As you might have guessed, she and I were rather excited about the Halo Xbox One (working title) reveal trailer. We also became slightly (extremely) nervous when one or two of the trailers had slight audio issues. Luckily, the Halo Xbox One trailer was showcased in all of its glory: The unveiling of the Master Chief’s armor and helmet sent a roar through the crowd as well as chills down my back. It was incredible to be in the room representing the studio as our very own Bonnie Ross gave insight into some of the things you can expect in 2014, such as Halo in 60 frames per second and dedicated server support. The trailer showed off a few hints, and we hope it’s enough to hold you over for a while—details regarding both Halo for Xbox One and the Halo TV series from Executive Producer Steven Spielberg will be coming at a later date.