Halo 4 will launch with support for the Surface tablet, Microsoft exec Don Mattrick confirmed at the GameBeat 2012 conference last night, reports VentureBeat.

Surface will launch once Windows 8 rolls out in October.

It's not knownm how the Surface tablet will be used with Halo 4, but some form of SmartGlass second screen functionality seems likely.

Halo 4 will launch November 6.