Halo 4 is the 8th game of the Halo franchise and the first game of the Reclaimer trilogy. The game is developed by 343 Industries and Microsoft Game Studios and the game will be released in the winter of 2012, most likely only for the Xbox 360 gaming console.
From a storyline point of view the Halo 4 game will be a direct sequel of the Halo 3 game, Master Chief returning to face his own destiny and he also has to fight with a divine power that threatens the entire universe. Being lost in space, John and Cortana end up on the wreck of UNSC Forward Unto Dawn, close to a planet controlled by the mysterious Forerunner race.
Even if the game will be a first person shooter, it seems that Halo 4 will also get it’s share of mystery, discoveries and explorations.