If you’re hoping that you’ll eventually be able to get your hands on Halo 4 through a pre-release multiplayer beta like Halo 3 and Halo: Reach before it, then you’d better think again. 343 Industries has confirmed that there are no plans for a Halo 4 multiplayer beta, as the developer will be “focused on polishing and shipping” the game.
“While we are testing Halo 4 code, gameplay, and systems at significant scale to get excellent data, input, and feedback, we are focused on polishing and shipping our experience for the duration of the year, and splitting resources to manage and build a beta is not on our schedule,” reads a post from 343 on the Halo Bulletin site.
So, there you have it then. You’ll be playing Halo 4 upon its release and no sooner, sadly. Halo 4 is out later in the year.