Halo 4 release date festivities in London will no doubt go down as some of the most memorable of any in the world. Thousands of fans and curious non-gamers alike gazed toward the heavens as the Halo 4 release date was signaled by an eerie glowing disc above Tower Bridge, which made sense to most but to others was interpreted as a close encounter with a UFO.
Said UFO was of course the Halo logo hanging from a helicopter, which then went on to fly around most of the biggest landmarks in the city to broadcast the launch of Halo 4.
And it seems the magnitude of the release date event for Halo 4 was certainly fitting, as the Xbox 360 game is expected to shoulder past Skyfall this weekend in terms of overall revenues taken.
The previous version of Halo shipped enough units to amount over $200 million during its launch weekend alone, with the franchise as a whole now having sold 46 million copies of the game. Microsoft expects even bigger things to come from Halo 4, which sees the return of the green-armored Master Chief solider following a five year absence, which is expected to see fans of the franchise frenzy with excitement.
Halo was the flagship title that launched with the original Xbox back in 2001, which officially heralded Microsoft’s entry into the console gaming market place. The franchise has since become a primary linchpin in Microsoft’s efforts to remain ahead of the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PlayStation, with Halo games having generated upwards of $2 billion in revenues for the company.
However, in this instance Hal0 4 will have its work cut out in maintaining outright superiority, with the Call of Duty: Black Ops II release date scheduled for next week and also out to top the table for Holiday Season sales.