Halo 3 Midnight Launches Canceled in the UK
All preparations for the launch of Halo 3 on September 26 in London have apparently been canceled. The Westminster council made the ruling, fearing that too many fans showing up could cause chaos in the streets. Microsoft doesn’t seem fazed by this though, as 1,000 retailers will be carrying the game the next day, and stores in the rest of the UK will still be opening at midnight. On top of that, on the 25th, a launch party is scheduled at the BFI IMAX, where celebrities and fans who win tickets will be able to play the game on the enormous screen. Still, this is probably the first time I can think of where a court ruled against a midnight launch for a video game.