Written by Eric Yee Friday, 24 August 2012 13:49
After revealing the list of Halo 4 achievements yesterday, 343 Industries began getting some concerned messages from fans regarding the game's length. The issue was raised that the achievement list only contains achievements for eight missions, far less than past halo titles.
343 Industries' brass Frank O'Conner took to NeoGaf to clarify the achievements don't reflect the length of each mission. Using the handle 'Stinkles' O'Connor wrote "Number of missions has no bearing on the length of the campaign. It's a Halo sized campaign. PLUS [Spartan Ops] etc."
O'Connor was then backed up by 343 Industries' designer David Ellis under the handle 'lybertyboy' who claimed that "[Spartan Ops] season alone is longer than [Halo 3: ODST."
"Spartan Ops and Campaign are completely separate teams. As Frank mentioned earlier, the main campaign is substantial and will compare favorably with previous entries in the series."
Halo 4's Spartan Ops will replace Halo Reach's firefight mode and is a story driven game mode that can be played solo or with up to three other players. The first season of Spartan Ops plans to give players five new objective based missions and cut scenes every week over a 10 week period.
Halo 4 drops in stores on November 6th, 2012.