Halo 4 ships with two weeks worth of Gold membership subscription to Xbox Live, Spartan Ops designer David Ellis confirmed via his Twitter account.
After being questioned over whether the latest installment in the series contained any free codes for Xbox Live, Ellis stated:
"Sure does. In fact it comes with two weeks of Live. Which I believe is a first."
Last week Microsoft and 343 Industries announced the Halo 4 War Games pass that would confirm access to three War Games map packs at a 15 percent discount when they become available starting December.
Halo 4 is scheduled to release Nov. 6 on Xbox 360. The title from 343 Industries scored 9.5 out of 10 from Polygon, in a review that states: "Halo 4 continues the series' tradition of iteration on its own design more successfully than any one of its predecessors..."
Check out our in depth feature on Halo 4's multiplayer and Spartan Ops campaign.