For a second, the headline here might seem like a no-brainier. However, with the myriad of recent rumors about Microsoft’s next-gen “Xbox Next” possibly releasing in Q4 2012, in the same projected window as Halo 4, some have theorized that Halo 4 would be a launch title for the new Xbox. That’s still not entirely out of the question, but Xbox 360 owners worried about missing out if they don’t make a next-gen jump right away can rest a bit easier.
Posting on the NeoGAF forums under his handle, “OuterWorldVoice”, Frank O’Connor, Halo 4’s development director at 343 Industries, confirmed that the title would indeed be developed for the Xbox 360.
“Halo 4 will be on Xbox 360 [bold emphasis his] and use a modified core of the Halo engine(s),” according to O’Connor.”Not really a singular engine since it goes through fairly radical evolutions all the time.”