It's official! The Halo: Reach multiplayer demo launches on the 3rd of May. The announcement was made last night at Microsoft's X10 event in San Francisco among a myriad of other goodies for the 360.
According to Bungie, the game boasts a new arsenal of weapons, customization and some pretty big battles previously unseen in any Halo game so far. Reach's beta program will also be the largest ever on any console to date and is "expected to see millions of participants when it begins." Creative director Marcus Lehto adds that the developer will be taking "pretty big risks" with their final Halo game, although he wouldn't go into specifics. All this in addition to the already established online community, Forge and co-op modes.
A specific date has yet to be set in stone for Microsoft's flagship title, but Bungie is apparently aiming for a release this Fall. Fans will need a copy of Halo: ODST and a Gold Xbox Live account if they want in on the beta.