NEWS - Monday, May 24, 2010

Halo Reach Slated For September 14 Release

The Halo: Reach multiplayer beta ended just days ago and already we’ve learned of the full game’s release date: September 14. That release date applies worldwide with the exception of Japan, where it’ll be out a day later.
The news was made in spectacularly quiet fashion, hidden in a press release (via MCV) about the impressive turnout the Reach beta saw. More than 16 million hours were played in the beta by 2.7 million people, amassing 1.1 billion kills in that period of time.

"It’s exceeded our expectations," said Bungie community director Brian Jarrard. "Our only real perspective going into this was the Halo 3 beta test, which had about 800,000 people. We knew there were a couple million copies of ODST out there, but we really didn’t have any specific information that let us know what the population might be like."

The September release should give it a solid two months or so before the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops which, like Halo, is sure to be a heavy-hitter. When it’s released, there will be three versions of Reach to choose from, including a $150 Legendary Edition, so you might want to begin saving those pennies now if you consider yourself a true Halo fan.



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