2011 E3 Conference: Halo 4 in the Works
But don’t expect it too soon; it’ll be ready by Christmas time in 2012.
The release of Halo 4 was confirmed through a theatrical trailer shown at the end of Microsoft’s keynote in the 2011 E3 expo. Halo 4 will be the first output of 343 Industries (343i), after Bungie decided to call it quits after the release of Halo: Reach.
343i is currently engaged to many projects which include Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary which will be released by November.
President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, Don Mattrick, mentioned that the new version of the game is the start of a new trilogy and therefore the return of the Master Chief will follow.