The next entry in the Halo franchise was teased at E3 2013. Master Chief was shown wandering through the desert when he was attacked by a giant snake robot. The short teaser ended with the reveal that Halo was coming to Xbox One in 2014. Fast forward to today when Microsoft revealed that 3 million units have been sold. At the end of the post, Yusuf Mehdi named off a bunch of First and Third-Party titles, but not Halo.
Microsoft’s Rob Semsey has quickly jumped to Twitter to soothe fears that Halo is no longer coming. “Rest assured your next Halo journey WILL begin in 2014. #staycalm. When asked why Yusuf didn’t specifically mention Halo in the post Semsey replied that the reason was because the new title has not been given an official name.
Halo is the Xbox brand’s poster child. The franchise alone managed to save the original Xbox from a slaughtering by the PS2 and helped the Xbox 360 sell so well. Originally developed by Bungie, the franchise has garnered worldwide acclaim and is now in the hands of 343 Industries who have already released the solid Halo 4. This next Halo will be their second project.
Halo is out sometime in 2014 exclusively on Xbox One. We’ll most likely have to wait until E3 2014 to find out more about the game.