Bungie has announced the release date for Halo: Reach which will launch worldwide(NA and Europe) on September 14, 2010 exclusively on the Xbox 360. Halo: Reach will be releasing in Japan a day later i.e September 15, 2010.
Discussing the recently concluded Halo: Reach Beta in an interview with AP, Bungie community director Brian Jarrard said, “It’s exceeded our expectations, our only real perspective going into this was the Halo 3 beta test, which had about 800,000 people. We knew there were a couple million copies of ODST out there, but we really didn’t have any specific information that let us know what the population might be like.”
Halo Reach creative director Marcus Lehto said, “There really is tons of analytical data that we need to derive from the beta test with regard to the network and back-end systems. We needed our fans to provide feedback. We needed a very large audience to hammer on this game, which allows us to use the data that really helps shape the final product.”