E3: Microsoft announce Halo 4 and Modern Warfare 3

Posted on June 6, 2011 by


Microsoft have announced future game releases for the Xbox 360, including the next instalment in the Call of Duty franchise at E3 in Los Angeles.

The new Modern Warfare, which is set in locations all over the world (inc. London), is set to be released in the US on the 8th November this year.

President of Interactive Entertainment at Microsoft, Don Mattrick said: “I’d like to thank our fans and supporters for their support.”

“Technologies that see us, hear us and connect us all together are changing the way we play, interact and have fun.”

Mr Mattrick also announced that there will be a new Halo trilogy. The first, Halo 4, will be released in the US next year and will also be joined by Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, a remake of the original for Xbox.

“This is an incredible time for growth and innovation.”

Ray Tang / Rex Features

Amongst the other announcements was the new Tomb Raider which is set for a US release in Autumn 2012 and four new EA Sports titles which will feature Kinect support including Tiger Woods PGA Tour and FIFA 12.

The Sims 3: Pets and Mass Effect 3 will also feature Kinect support through use of dialogue. Users will be able to take part in the story line of Mass Effect 3 by choosing what to say and then selecting it by speaking the line.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was revealed by Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot who said: “What we are doing with Ghost Recon and the Kinect is something that gamer cannot do with a controller. Today I am proud to announce that all future titles in the Tom Clancy franchise will feature Kinect.”

The game will include, thanks to the ability to customise, 20 million different weapons that can be manipulated through use of motion and voice commands.

Microsoft also announced changes to Xbox Live which will undergo a make-over to take full advantage of Kinect. There will also be partnerships with the search engine Bing, YouTube and some television companies to allow for live television through the console.

“You say it, Xbox finds it.”

E3 continues over today and tomorrow with press conferences from Sony and finally Nintendo who are expected to officially announce the follow-up to the Wii.