Reminder: Halo 3 Beta Finishes Tomorrow

In the latest Bungie Weekly Update, Bungie’s Frank O’ Connor has posted a reminder to all Halo 3 Beta players that the Beta will end tomorrow (10th June).

“A sad and gentle reminder that the Halo 3 Public Beta is coming to an end this weekend. In theory, it will come to a close at Midnight, PST on Sunday the 10th of June, a few days after it was originally scheduled to bite the bullet. Followers of the Beta Saga will no doubt remember that the extension was Bungie’s way of saying sorry for the initial 10-14 hour delay for Crackdown users.

“The Beta has been a great success for us in terms of the sheer amount of data it allowed us to gather, for matchmaking, networking, general bug-bashing and of course some gameplay elements. As the Beta heads to the great software graveyard in the sky, it’s vital to remember that things you got used to during these short few weeks, are almost certain to change. Some of those changes will be subtle, nuanced, perhaps even invisible. Others will be less subtle – with shifts in game types, weapon functionality, spawn points and map details. Don’t get attached to anything. But bluntly, most changes are going to be improvements, judging from the feedback we’ve seen.”

Frank also put to bed rumours that the final game will come on two discs. It comes after the final boxart for the Collector’s Edition of the game showed “Game Disc 1” and “Game Disc 2”

“The Collector’s Edition picture erroneously shows that it ships with a Bonus Content disc and a Game Two disc. Incorrect. It’s a mistake at MS’ end and we’re updating retailers with the correct image. The “Game Disc 2” shown in the art actually refers to an interactive Bonus Content disc. It’s an Xbox “executable” (think of it like a menu-driven disc, similar to the Official Xbox Magazine cover disc) and internally, has always been referred to as “Game Disc 2” because it has to go through the same certification process as Halo 3 itself. That was somehow communicated to MS retail marketing verbatim. Hence the error. No big deal.

“The Legendary Edition comes with two extra discs. The “executable” interactive disc listed above, and a Bonus Content DVD – the one pictured incorrectly with the Collector’s Edition.”

Frank goes into more detail about what’s exactly on each disc, as well some awesome Halo 3 liveries in Forza Motorsport 2, in the latest Bungie Weekly Update which can be found here. Halo 3 is due out exclusively for Xbox 360 on September 26th 2007 in Europe.

Originally Written By: Scott Webber


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