So, looks like this is the first Halo 4 footage.

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#1 Edited by big_jon (5723 posts) -

Confirmed stuff

  • No public Beta
  • BR is back, looks like it lacks bloom
  • Perks are going to be in the game
  • Spartan 4's fighting other Spartan 4's, this will have relevance to the story?
  • 343 has basically stated that they have pushed the 360 hardware as far as it can go
  • Much punchier audio, sounds a lot more visceral
  • Chief will play a big part in the story, his past, and his character
  • Sprint is back, looks like it is standard

It is not much, but it is something I guess, I like that the HUD sways, looks like sprint might be back too.

It does confirm the assault rifle.

The first real info is rumoured to come out March fifth for those interested.

Also, this was something that popped up a few months ago, it is rumoured to be a scrapped cinematic from the game.

And here is the theme song to Halo 4!

#2 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

..... cannot see anything.

#3 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

Can't really get anything from that, unfortunately. Hell, as far as I can tell, that could have been any Halo game, excluding 2. Also, the AR was more or less confirmed already at Toy Fair.

#4 Posted by DemBones (69 posts) -

@nohthink said:

..... cannot see anything.

Yeah, can we get something more than a blurry screen?

#5 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

Look closely at the HUD outline, it's not Reach, it's not CEA, the HUD is in shape of the Chiefs MK VII or Halo 4 style helmet, it also sways back and forth as he turns, the Assault rifle looks like the classic rounded one and not the blocky Halo: Reach style one.

#6 Edited by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@DemBones: I wish we could.

@Slaker117: I like the way it looks on the toy a whole hell of a lot more than the way it looks on the box art or in the first trailer, do you agree? I am speaking of the armour.

#7 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

It's like trying to see boobs on one of those channels that doesn't quite come through.

#8 Posted by IBurningStar (2161 posts) -

Based on this footage I believe it is safe to assume the game is an incomprehensible, blurry mess.

#9 Posted by Hailinel (24272 posts) -

That could be just about anything. I feel like I'm watching blurry video footage of Big Foot.

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#10 Posted by Zacagawea (1588 posts) -

mmmmhmmmmm

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#11 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -
@big_jon: I go back and forth on the armor. My initial reaction was not favorable, but I'm warming up to it. The toy looks fine to me, but you're right, for some reason it just looks bad on the box art. Hopefully that art is not final.
#12 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@Hailinel: As someone who has played a lot of Halo, I can say the HUD is very likely that of Halo 4.

#13 Edited by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

And yeah, after reviewing the footage a few more times, that is not the Reach AR, and the visor outline is new. So it's probably Halo 4. But it still tells us nothing.

#14 Edited by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@Slaker117: It tells us there are guns!

But honestly, it does tell us that the game will have a metroid prime style HUD, which is awesome.

#15 Posted by NTM (7320 posts) -

Looks like they were testing the game out (from all of the things on the side of the screen), and they used the assault rifle, other than that, it's not very good footage at all. Whatever though, I guess you should be thanked for showing us, so... thank you.

#16 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@NTM: :D

#17 Posted by bybeach (4772 posts) -
@Hailinel said:


                   

That could be just about anything. I feel like I'm watching blurry video footage of Big Foot.



                   

               

Look for the zipper in the back of the suit.If it ain't there it's on for Halo 4.  
 
Science!
#18 Posted by therealminime (233 posts) -

It probably is Halo 4. Look at the Assault Rifle, it doesn't look Reach or CEA, it looks similar to Halo 3 and the outline of the Chief's helmet giving the look of actually being inside a helmet.

I guess we will know for sure when we see it on Monday.

#19 Edited by big_jon (5723 posts) -

Halo 4 theme song.

#20 Posted by believer258 (11775 posts) -

@therealminime said:

It probably is Halo 4. Look at the Assault Rifle, it doesn't look Reach or CEA, it looks similar to Halo 3 and the outline of the Chief's helmet giving the look of actually being inside a helmet.

I guess we will know for sure when we see it on Monday.

So... it could just be really bad shakycam of some dunce playing Halo 3 then? Because from what little I could tell, it looked like the last level of that game.

Meanwhile, OP, I mean no offense but this is rather useless.

#21 Edited by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@believer258: There's three videos right there.

#22 Posted by BoG (5187 posts) -

That kid doing the Halo 4 follower video is an idiot. "I can't wait to see this video when it's done and completed." "This looks like pretty early work in the animation process."

#23 Posted by wh1terav3n (657 posts) -

@big_jon: There's another one, with a release date? Also, I don't think that was the Halo 4 theme song. Just a Halo 4 song. Which was awesome btw, but I love this video's music too.

#24 Posted by xyzygy (9935 posts) -

I think I prefer the Reach AR.

#25 Posted by Zippedbinders (983 posts) -

Man, I'm actually really excited about this year's line up of AAA games. It feels like, for the first time in awhile, there's a lot of mystery and unknown in the bigger games. Like, I know Halo 4 is going to be another shooter, but there's so much that could go wrong or right with it. Same with the AC3.

#26 Edited by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@wh1terav3n:

Unfortunately that was confirmed to be fake.

#27 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -
@Zippedbinders said:

Man, I'm actually really excited about this year's line up of AAA games. It feels like, for the first time in awhile, there's a lot of mystery and unknown in the bigger games. Like, I know Halo 4 is going to be another shooter, but there's so much that could go wrong or right with it. Same with the AC3.

Feel the same way. As a fan, it makes me anxious knowing Bungie is out of the picture and these new guys might fuck it up, but it's so much more exciting. Plenty changed game to game under Bungie, but they had a specific way of making games, and I always felt like I understood what to expect. Though I doubt 343i is going to change any core concepts that define Halo, just getting a new perspective makes room for exciting new possibilities, both good and bad. At least I hope it does. I'd be fine with a new game that ends up like all the rest, but it would be terribly boring and anti-climactic.
#28 Posted by believer258 (11775 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@believer258: There's three videos right there.

I see that, thanks. But I was referring to the first one. The second one made me groan (Superpowers? In Halo? Sounds like fan fiction to me!) and I didn't care to watch the third one.

The first one could very easily be Halo 3. This is what I said before, and this is what I believe it to be. In fact, it looks like some dude's room; they just video taped it and said "HAY GUYZ! THIS IS HALO 4 LEAKED!" Provide me evidence to the contrary and I'll change my tune.

#29 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@believer258: Well it's a clip taken from the third video.

#30 Posted by pickassoreborn (523 posts) -

Blurry footage, eh. What a surprise.

#31 Posted by believer258 (11775 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@believer258: Well it's a clip taken from the third video.

OK. I'll bite. I thought the third video was for the hell of it, but you could have elaborated in your first post and said "Here, this is where the video came from. Look at 26 seconds in". You just said "Here's a video, watch it", which doesn't tell me much at all.

It's still too blurry and still tells us nothing about the game, other than that the AR will make an appearance. Which, in and of itself, is not big news. And I could tell nothing of the HUD, I don't see how anyone could.

#32 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

@wh1terav3n: You have no idea how much I wanted that to be real. Neither do I really because who knows what it has to do with Halo, but man it sure sounded nice!

#33 Posted by Hector (3357 posts) -

I got nothing out of that...

#34 Posted by therealminime (233 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@therealminime said:

It probably is Halo 4. Look at the Assault Rifle, it doesn't look Reach or CEA, it looks similar to Halo 3 and the outline of the Chief's helmet giving the look of actually being inside a helmet.

I guess we will know for sure when we see it on Monday.

So... it could just be really bad shakycam of some dunce playing Halo 3 then? Because from what little I could tell, it looked like the last level of that game.

Meanwhile, OP, I mean no offense but this is rather useless.

I don't think it is Halo 3. What makes me say that is the visible outline of the helmet and the bobbing hud, which is not there in Halo 3.

#35 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

The embargo for info and footage Halo 4 is up tomorrow morning 6:00 pst.

#36 Posted by Trav (241 posts) -

@big_jon said:

The embargo for info and footage Halo 4 is up tomorrow morning 6:00 pst.

Where'd you learn that?

#37 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@Trav said:

@big_jon said:

The embargo for info and footage Halo 4 is up tomorrow morning 6:00 pst.

Where'd you learn that?

I have my sources. ;)

#38 Posted by coribald (311 posts) -

@big_jon: Seriously though, this true? :D

#39 Posted by Trav (241 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@Trav said:

@big_jon said:

The embargo for info and footage Halo 4 is up tomorrow morning 6:00 pst.

Where'd you learn that?

I have my sources. ;)

Well my sources say that your sources were sourcing the incorrect sources, and they should have rather been dinosourcing.

#40 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@coribald: Yes, apparently.

#41 Posted by coribald (311 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@Trav said:

@big_jon said:

The embargo for info and footage Halo 4 is up tomorrow morning 6:00 pst.

Where'd you learn that?

I have my sources. ;)

Sourced!

Vic Deleon, Level Artist at 343i, tweeted today: "Hey guess what? Tomorrow you guys will finally get to see the Halo4stuff I've been working on at 343! I'm anxious, hope you like it."

https://twitter.com/#!/vicdeleon

#42 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@coribald: No! My sources!!!

#43 Posted by coribald (311 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@coribald: No! My sources!!!

your sources belong to everyone now.

#44 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@coribald: I loled

#45 Posted by Trav (241 posts) -

@coribald said:

@big_jon said:

@Trav said:

@big_jon said:

The embargo for info and footage Halo 4 is up tomorrow morning 6:00 pst.

Where'd you learn that?

I have my sources. ;)

Sourced!

Vic Deleon, Level Artist at 343i, tweeted today: "Hey guess what? Tomorrow you guys will finally get to see the Halo4stuff I've been working on at 343! I'm anxious, hope you like it."

https://twitter.com/#!/vicdeleon

Oh, sweet. Now that's sourcing!

#46 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

that music is gorgeous. But it might suffer from the same problem that has dogged Halo for years, which is that it's TOO epic. Halo 4 needs to seriously pump up the emotional connection to something i care about or else it will come off as cheesy as Halo 2 and 3 did.

#47 Posted by spiceninja (3056 posts) -

There's actually someone on YouTube with the name Halo4Follower? Yeah, that account won't be worthless and dated the second Halo 4 is released.

#48 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@JazGalaxy: I would say Halo 2 easily has one of the best soundtracks of all time, every Halo game has had great music, but I feel that Halo 2, and Reach had some of the best ever.

You are crazy person in my eyes if you would define those tracks as "cheesy".

#49 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

I'm not saying the tracks are cheesy. i'm saying the tracks as emotional backing for a spaceman shooting lasers at attitude laced muppets, chicken-men, and talking gorilla men who drive around in gay purple space cars.

"Chessyness" at it's heart, arises when the audience is asked to take in two incongruent emotional stimuli and an "uncanny valley" is observed. If the line is "the pretzels are making me thirsty" and the actor shouts it as "THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKING ME THIRSTY!!!" The emotion of the two doesn't fit and it reads as wrong, or cheesy.

Super emotional and moving music under surface level spaceman "badassery" is cheesy.

#50 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@JazGalaxy: In your eyes, I have always found the Halo games to be emotionally engaging.

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