When I say Halo 4 is finished, I don’t mean it’s dead, done, canceled. Thankfully. I mean it’s literally finished. Work is complete on the title, development is at an end, and Halo 4 is ready to be sent out to stores.
OK, not quite, it still has to go through “the various certification processes,” according to franchise development director Frank O’Connor, but once that stage is complete the gold disc will be sent to manufacturing where millions of copies will be printed.
Those discs will then end up in stores just in time for the November 6 launch, and many will likely be bought by parents and eventually opened as presents on Christmas morning.
Halo 4 has taken “three years of incredibly hard work by about 300 people,” so the sense of relief at finally finishing work on it must have been palpable. Still, work has already begun on Halo 5, proving there is no rest for the wicked.