343 is reacting to some of the things that Gameinformer has said about Halo 4. Mostly franchise director Frank O Connor. He recently stated on Neogaf some of the information that was leaked over. Hopefully this will clarify somethings.
The magazine scans were always going to come out the day after the cover debuted, that almost always happens. We can’t talk about the story in detail, because it is GI’s exclusive. I will say that some of the things that “invested, emotional” players are “raising eyebrows slightly at” are being very misinterpreted (“random” weapon spawns for example) but we will be able to clarify some of those things in due time.
Some of the other features, abilities, are also being discussed with no context (not your guys’ fault, obviously) and frankly, a video of TS would probably allay many of the especially hysterical reactions, but we’re not there yet.
We haven’t seen a single reaction we didn’t expect (apart from the Dax love story) and we will clarify a lot of this stuff 100% in the coming weeks and months. SOME of the things in here won’t be properly understood outside of a holistic experience (modes, progress, fictional setting, etc) but I am going to say one thing and leave it at that:
It feels like Halo, it does NOT feel or act like the other game(s) it’s being compared to. Again, without playing it, you can’t be blamed for jumping to certain conclusions.
Multiplayer may have changed but campaign still feels like Halo. I hope we get a demo of it real quick to revise some of this cause to start off the Halo 4 news campaign like this is a bad flaw. Stay tuned for some more info on the way. I will try to get the multiplayer prints up as soon as possible. Feedback?