Halo 4 earned $220 million in its first day of release, more money than most of us will ever see in our lifetimes—even most Forbes readers. Even within the first week, Halo 4 is already an astonishing success, with almost $300 million in sales. However, Larry Hryb, the director of programming for Xbox Live, may have been slightly overenthusiastic in his reporting.
As Frank O’Connor, the franchise development director of Halo 4, explained to me the importance of strategy in the long-awaited addition in the Halo series, all I could think was, “Naked naked naked.” That’s because I had just met the 2012 version of Cortana, the Master Chief’s AI companion, a character who is brilliant, capable, loyal and happened to be completely sans garments. Because of Halo 4’s excellent graphics, her body, rather than her personality, is in the forefront. Naked naked naked.
For gamers, November 6 isn’t just Election Day. It’s the day when the Halo Nation get their collective hands on the long-awaited Xbox game, Halo 4. But gamers have even more to look forward to than the continuing adventures of the Master Chief and his ethereal AI sidekick, Cortana. 343 Industries will also be releasing the first segment of Spartan Ops, one of ten “episodic co-op adventures” (like a TV series but streamed via your Xbox).