Halo: Reach Mutliplayer Beta Arriving May 3

New Halo Multiplayer Will Be Coming to Owners of Halo 3: ODST Very Soon

February 11, 2010 – Today, at Microsoft’s X10 event Bungie confirmed that the multiplayer beta of Halo: Reach will begin on May 3. The beta will be available to owners of Halo 3: ODST.

Halo: Reach is being developed by Bungie and will be their final Halo title before they pursue other projects. It is a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved and will tell the story of the Fall of Reach, a human outpost planet that is attacked by the Covenant. The story will involve the deteriorating situation on the planet and the attempts to keep it from falling into Covenant hands.

Bungie has touted that the game is drawing heavily upon the gameplay elements from Halo: Combat Evolved in order to create more suspense and more frightening opponents. It is being created on a heavily modified version of the Halo 3 engine that, according to Bungie, will push the Xbox 360 to its limits.

The multiplayer beta will give gamers their first opportunity to test out the gameplay, witness the new graphics and explore new weapons and maps. Bungie did not indicate the length of the beta.