In the last month or so the Halo franchise shot past the 50 million mark for games sold worldwide, the figure being 46 million
going into the launch of Halo 4
by 343 Industries. Microsoft revealed the new milestone to us via a recent press release.
The new figure would suggest sales of around 4 million for Master Chief's latest adventure, but it's those pesky other
Halo games that are complicating the issue. We do know the Xbox 360 shooter made $220 million on its first day
at retail – not bad when you consider the multi-platform Black Ops 2
did $500 million in the same time
, with more expensive special editions.
343's Development Director, Frank O'Connor, revealed this week that the next major Halo game was already in the works before Halo 4
launched. Speaking to CVG
, O'Connor said, "I can't say more than that, but work on the game started actually before we launched Halo 4 and continues apace as we cycle staff through the team's vacation breaks. We're excited about the next game."