Halo 3 Goes GoldPublished by sjohn on Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Our wait for probably the biggest title in the history of the Xbox brand is almost over. Halo 3 which was announced for September 25th is now in production and the millions and millions of copies are being stamped as we speak.
For Microsoft, each copy printed is more like them printing money, if the first two titles are any indication of how well Halo 3 will sell. The first obstacle to overcome is to fill the millions of preorders through stores not only like Gamestop and Best Buy, but even uncommon places like your local 7-Eleven store.
I know I for one absolutely can't wait to play this game. The press release is below:
Most Anticipated Title of 2007 Released to Manufacturing, Begins Final March to Xbox 360
The wait is almost over. “Halo 3,” the final chapter in the groundbreaking “Halo” trilogy and the most anticipated game release of 2007, has been released to manufacturing.
Three years in the making by renowned developer Bungie Studios, “Halo 3” is now finished and will begin its journey to store shelves around the world in less than four weeks. “Halo 3,” which has already set new records as the fastest preordered game in history, has exceeded one million presales in North America alone. The title is set to shatter day-one entertainment sales records when it is released worldwide beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25.
“This is a huge milestone for us and a big cause for celebration at Bungie and Microsoft Game Studios,” said Harold Ryan, Studio Head at Bungie Studios. “This is the game we’ve always wanted to make and certainly the best game our studio has developed. We can’t wait for gamers to get their hands on it on Sept. 25.”
Created by legendary developer Bungie Studios and exclusive to the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, “Halo 3” will set a new standard for interactive storytelling and social gaming by engaging consumers worldwide in Master Chief’s epic battle to save humankind. In November 2004, the world’s view of video games changed forever with the release of “Halo 2,” which generated a record-setting $125 million (U.S.) in sales within the first 24 hours and changed the way people think about interactive entertainment. Three years later, it remains the most-played game on Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE® online gaming and entertainment network, with nearly 1 billion hours of online gaming logged to date.
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