Halo Reach Beta to Shift copies of Halo ODST

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Stephen McGill, Microsoft’s UK Xbox boss believes that the inclusion of the Halo: Reach Beta on every copy of Halo: ODST will help sell the game to Halo fans. In related news, water is wet, governments are corrupt, and I use a lot of hand lotion.

“The only way to access this beta will be through the Halo 3: ODST disc, so we feel there’s another extremely compelling reason for both fans and newcomers to the franchise to experience Halo 3: ODST,” McGill, said in an interview with MCV.

“We saw the success of this mechanic with the Halo 3 multiplayer beta that came on the Crackdown game disc and the continued sales momentum and excitement generated around that title throughout its lifecycle, and we fully expect Halo 3: ODST to exceed that achievement.”

The included beta will, much like with Crackdown, artificially increase sales. Does this mean Microsoft think the overpriced expansion pack game isn’t good enough to sell on its own merits?

Source : MCVUK

Last Updated: September 17, 2009

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