The Terminals in ‘Halo 4′ Will Blow Your Mind

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Halo 4 Foreunners

The release date for Halo 4 is quickly approaching. The game has officially gone gold, and work at 343 Industries has likely shifted towards patches and downloadable content. While Xbox 360 owners eagerly count down the days until Master Chief makes his much anticipated return, excitement for the title is beginning to hit a fever pitch. Gamers already have a good idea of what to expect from the game, though there are still some details that fans are dying to learn — more specifically story details.

Even though 343 isn’t willing to give away too many campaign details, Halo franchise development director Frank O’Connor has reassured die-hard fans that there will be plenty of pre-existing lore to be found within the confines of the Halo 4 disc. During an interview with VG247, O’Connor confirmed that the terminals (hidden computers that give players a better insight into the events surrounding the game) will return in the latest Halo installment. Not only will they be returning, but they’ll also allegedly “blow your mind.”

“There’s a bunch of ways that we tell the story, and it’s very complete if you haven’t read any of the books or played any of the previous games. Everything you need to know about the characters, backstory and Forerunner civilization is built into the game.”

“I won’t ruin it for you but we also have terminals that go into the very surprising history of the Forerunner relationship with humans, and there’s some stuff that happens in the terminals that will — certainly for the hardcore fans — blow their minds.”

“We tried to make the story more approachable and less baroque and obscure, so it’s all going to be right in your face, and hopefully people will enjoy that. But yeah, it’s all part of the story.”

There’s a lot that’s happened in the Halo universe, and it seems that long-time fans will enjoy a few in-game events that nod to the series’ past. It should be interesting to see if the Forerunners had a greater relationship with humans at one point then the story thus far has lead many to believe, but for now all fans can do is speculate. At the very least, fans can find comfort in the fact that the Flood won’t be returning in the campaign — instead the pesky faction will play a role in Halo 4‘s multiplayer — which is a huge relief for many.

Whatever adventure awaits Master Chief and Cortana won’t be shrouded in mystery much longer, as Halo 4 is scheduled to invade Xbox 360 on November 6th.

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Source: VG247

TAGS: 343 Industries, Halo, Halo 4, Microsoft, Xbox 360

  • jwalka

    take note treyarc and who ever is making those half baked shooter sequels, this is how you make a sequel to a game.

    other examples of developers going above and beyond include but are not limited to: borderlands 2, darksiders 2 (not visually but mechanically), prototype 2 (the game sucks overall but it’s pretty fun for a chillout session).

  • Poncho

    That’s jawesome to hear. I never really went out of my way to find terminals in previous Halo games. I goin some in 3, but only because they were there. As for the Flood, I’m glad that they’re the new ‘infected’ in Infection. Now there’ll be actual zombies in infection.

  • Shalkowski

    Well this is exciting.

  • yodarlz

    I really want The Flood back. But not the way they were. The Food was one of the most menacing enemies I have ever faced, despite the fact that its the generic “Zombie Takeover” plot. I want them in 5 or 6, but more dangerous than they were before.

    • Rusty Shackleford III

      They’re already in Halo 4, just not in SP. There is a new MP gametype called Flood which is a new version of Infection. Check it out, it’s pretty sweet. You actually turn into the flood when you’re infected and you use a claw as your weapon instead of the energy sword.

      • yodarlz

        Yeah, I heard about that. Looks pretty legit, but I want real Flood, man!

        • tankD

          im sure there will be some new surprise enimies that they havnt shown to the public yet. I actually didnt care much for the flood I didnt really find them challenging. Im hoping for actual forrunner species enimies that are with the didact. I mean the story details hes talking about are the fact that before the humans and the forunners were at war but the forunners won and took all theyre technology and pretty much devolved them.

          • Pone101

            They were not challenging in halo 3, halo CE and halo 2 on the other hand, to me they were the most challenging and fun to fight especially on legendary.