Microsoft's 343 Studios has released a first look at the upcoming Halo 4, including gameplay footage of Master Chief's new armor, the return of the Battle Rifle, and a preview of two new multiplayer arenas.
This is 343's first post-Bungie Halo project, and they seem to be dedicated to giving players what they want.
The developers promise multiplayer levels that are designed specifically for competitive play, not ripped from the single-player campaign.
They also plan to explore the character of Master Chief at a level of depth that was previously only seen in Halo novels and comic books, and pit him against a dark and ancient new threat.
One major change is coming, though: the addition of upgradeable skills, a la Call of Duty. 343 hasn't yet released any specific details about Halo 4's perk system, but they have said it's not going to be exactly like CoD's.
Halo 4 is due out this winter.