More Details About Halo 4 Gameplay Released
- New multiplayer offering
- Tonne of weapon upgrades
- Build your own soldier
Set almost five years after the events of Halo 3, Halo 4 takes the series in a new direction and sets the stage for an epic new sci-fi saga, in which the Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.
In addition to a new story line and campaign, Halo 4 introduces a new multiplayer offering, called Halo Infinity Multiplayer, that builds off of the “Halo” franchise’s multiplayer history.
The hub of the Halo 4 multiplayer experience is the UNSC Infinity – the largest starship in the UNSC fleet that serves as the centre of the gamer’s Spartan career. Here they’ll build a custom Spartan-IV super soldier, and progress their multiplayer career across all Halo 4 competitive and cooperative game modes. Surrounded by the sights, sounds and crew of the biggest vessel in the UNSC fleet, this multiplayer experience will be embedded in the fiction of Halo like never before, where progress and game choices affect the soldier’s appearance, arsenal, and role on the battlefield.
The story of the UNSC Infinity intersects with the Halo 4 campaign, then continues on in a brand-new, story-driven experience known as Spartan Ops. Spartan Ops is an episodic adventure that blends immersive storytelling, cinematics, and gameplay to deliver a serialised experience.
Through a weekly series of cinematic episodes on Xbox Live, Spartan Ops will tell the continuing story of the UNSC Infinity, following the events of Halo 4. These episodes will centre on the UNSC Infinity leaders and crew, and a new team of Spartans – Majestic Squad. These cinematic episodes will provide the backdrop for the weekly Spartan Ops gameplay missions. Playable in single-player or cooperatively (with up to three friends), explore the corners of Requiem in these objective-based missions, and help uncover the secrets of the mysterious Forerunner world.
Spartan Ops is included with Halo 4 at no additional charge – effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game.
The competitive multiplayer modes of Halo 4, known as War Games, take place on the combat deck of the UNSC Infinity and revive the visceral and immersive experiences that Halo multiplayer is famous for. It introduces fresh, immersive new game modes and strategies to help progress the soldier’s Spartan-IV career.
There is an expanded suite of new multiplayer modes, weapons, vehicles, armour abilities, a new loadout and player progression system, and a new armour modification system that introduces gameplay-enhancing customisations for the first time in a Halo game.
The Halo 4 player progression encourages players to invest time and effort to create a Spartan that looks and plays the way they want. Players can earn and activate combat enhancements called Specialisations based on the style of play they engage in, from stealth to all-out assault, and everything in between, claims the developer.