The salty tears of Halo fanboys who wanted in on the Halo 3 BETA are streaming like a raging river right now, I’m sure. Why? Because Bungie announced in thir Weekly Update (the same one with the FAQ) that they were pushing back the launch of the Halo 3 BETA for undisclosed reasons.
There are still many details of the Halo 3 beta to be finalized but one thing we did want to confirm is that the beta will not be starting next week. Crackdown will be available in stores starting Tuesday, 2/20, but the Halo 3 multiplayer beta start date is still being finalized. We’re still aiming for a Spring release, but it could be more like late Spring.
As soon as we have some firm details we’ll be sure to pass them along. In the meantime, enjoy Crackdown itself, which is a blast to play (especially co-op). And don’t forget that we still have new Halo 2 hotness coming in the form of brand new multiplayer maps still slated for release this Spring. We’ll have more to say about all of this stuff in the weeks ahead. Until then… remember, “Skills for kills, Agent. Skills for kills.”
So, why does this tickle me so? Because all of you people who bought Crackdown solely for the Halo 3 BETA (and I know you people exist) are now STUCK with an underachieving futuristic GTA knock-off. Sure, when the Halo 3 BETA IS finally available, you’ll be jumping all over it, but until then… you’re SOL. Ha. Ha.
On a somewhat related note, though: Those of you who still play Halo 2 online, your new maps should be available in the near future — this will NOT, I repeat, NOT effect the release of those downloads.
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