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Halo 4 will receive 50 Spartan Ops missions, spread over a 10 week period, new information from the Microsoft ExpertZone portal has revealed.

The ExpertZone provides info to retailers.

According to the UNSC Infinity Training documents, Spartan Ops will see five new missions released each week over a period of ten weeks. These 50 missions will complete Season 1 of Spartan Ops, which is free to those buying the game.

These missions are said to provide an additional 12 hours of incremental gameplay, in either single player or cooperative multiplayer.

The document also confirms that Halo 4 will feature ten new weapons and two new vehicles.

Halo 4 launches exclusively on Xbox 360 on November 6, 2012, one week before Call of Duty: Black Ops II goes on sale.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Spartan Ops sounds like a substantial set of regular DLC, but expect to pay for future seasons of content.

Via The Little English Halo Blog

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CheekyLee

My only concern, at this point, is do I have to complete all 5 in the week they are released? If I miss a week, will this screw me over for later weeks? Because, as awesome as this sounds, I don't really want to be dictated to on what I have to play on any given week. I mean, sure, I can't complain if it is free, and I wouldn't dream of doing so. But I will not know what I will be able to commit to 9 weeks down the line, and (assuming that this will all be stuck behind an online pass anyway), it could be the deciding factor on when I purchase.

ie. If I have to be there every time, right from the start, and I can't guarantee this, then I will either have to buy retail on Day 1 or miss out altogether. And this kind of muddled thinking may come into play, depending on how it is promoted. If a customer suddenly feels some kind of pressure, they might well turn into a lost sale.
Posted 10:49 on 29 June 2012
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Wido

Interesting to see how this plans out from 343.
Posted 10:39 on 29 June 2012
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Batmamerc

@Woffls I couldn't live without Internet at home with gaming these days I'm not a massive multiplayer gamer except on occasion but things like DLC and arcade games I use more than I realise, then there is Netflix and iplayers that I use all the time, it's hard to remember a time that the Internet wasn't around now and intergrated into everything I do in and out the house, I can now even control my Xbox from a hundred miles away with the My Xbox app if i want just can't see what I'm controlling lol
Posted 09:25 on 28 June 2012
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squidman

It's an interesting idea, I'm curious to see how it plays out.
Posted 15:47 on 27 June 2012
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Woffls@ Batmamerc

Not at home, no. We've been hassling the property freeholders for 7 months now as well. Might book a day off work soon and sort it out then.
Posted 13:18 on 27 June 2012
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Batmamerc@ Woffls

@Woffls you haven't got an Internet connection?!
Posted 12:12 on 27 June 2012
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Batmamerc

I'm really impressed with this 12 hours of FREE extra gameplay its brilliant and getting them gradually fed to you is a great way to keep people playing the game well after launch and keeping everyone wanting more it will be like a tv show where you can't wait for the next weeks show. I'm going to get this on launch just to fully benefit on this feature.
Posted 12:11 on 27 June 2012
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Woffls

Something tells me that buying Halo 4 without having an internet connection probably won't be worth it. :(
Posted 12:08 on 27 June 2012

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