Halo 3 beta extended by four days due to glitch

  • Redmond (WA) - The public beta for Halo 3 has been extended by four days, due to a problem that prevented many users from accessing the game.

    Beta keys were included with the Xbox 360 game Crackdown, but some of them were invalid.  Additionally, some users who actually entered the beta had display issues that made in-game text disappear.

    Microsoft has released a patch to fix both problems, but it takes a few hours to download.  "As a consolation for lost time and inconvenience, we are extending the Halo 3 Beta end date to Sunday, 6/10, at 11:59 PM PDT," said Halo developer Bungie in a statement.

    The final game is still slated for a September 25 release date.