343 Says Halo 4 Won’t Get a Beta
Thanks, but no, says 343 Industries: We don’t need players to beta test Halo 4.
Apparently, the studio, taking the reigns in the series for the first time, is testing the game “at significant scale” itself, and said that “splitting resources to build and manage a beta” wasn’t something they were planning to do. Halo 2 and Halo 3 both got betas (for fans who bought other games), but this time around, there won’t be one for the game.
That’s significant if only because Halo 4 has big shoes to fill as one of the Xbox community’s flagship multiplayer series.
Halo 4 is slated for release during the 2012 holiday season.