We have heard very little about Halo 4 since it was announced back at E3 this year besides the fact that we will be seeing it sometime next year in 2012. However it appears that 343’s Frank O’Connor has decided to let a few details slip in an interview inside of the latest magazine issue of Xbox World.
In this interview Frank O’Connnor has said that Master Chief’s armor has seen “fairly radical modifications” with some of them being “connected to the story”. To make matters worse, it sounds like the fan favorite AI Cortana is going to be in danger, but not due to the treat of kidnapping or deletion, but due to her age.
“Seven years is the lifespan for a smart AI before it enters a state called rampancy. Cortana was getting close to the end of her natural lifespan at the end of Halo 3 but she has been exposed to far more information than any other AI in existence. She’s going to develop some muscle from that process but it also contributes to her rampancy – that much information makes things worse.”
Sounds like things are going to be quite difficult for Chief and Cortana in this next trilogy of games, lets hope to hear more about this title soon as we role into 2012.