Halo 3 beta extended by four days due to glitch

Posted by Mark Raby

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.

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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.