There will definitely be Halo news at E3, 343i said to have a "great plan"

But will it be Halo 5?

There will definitely be some Halo news at E3 2014, Microsoft has said.

"Halo news will be coming at E3," said Microsoft exec Phil Spencer on Twitter. "343i has a great plan in place, will be cool to share with everyone."

But what could it be? Halo 2 Anniversary? Halo 5? A trailer for whatever live action Halo series that Steven Spielberg is working on, the one that's been completely absent since Microsoft first unveiled the Xbox One?

While Microsoft isn't exactly shy about teasing Halo news, the company will only officially confirm that the Halo 'journey' will continue in 2014.

One rumour is that Halo 5 won't see a release until 2015, leaving Halo 2 Anniversary to represent Master Chief on store shelves this holiday season.

343 Industries recently spoke briefly about how it plans to make Halo 5 more "transformative" than its predecessor.

"We're proud of what we accomplished with our first release in Halo 4 and now we're focused on something much more transformative as we make the leap to the next generation of Xbox," 343i executive producer Josh Holmes said back in January.

The creative director for the new Halo will also be Tim Longo, who previously worked on Tomb Raider.

A trailer for the title that many presume to be Halo 5--though Microsoft won't say for sure--was shown at E3 2013. But will it come out in 2014?

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zombiefroghorde
zombiefroghorde

im only interested in playing halo 2 again if i can play the original multiplayer not a halo 4 or halo 5 playlist like they did with ce anniversary.


if thats the case ill just continue playing the original halo 2 campaign on my 360

blackace
blackace

E3 for Microsoft is going to be explosive. Halo 2 Anniversary is going to be awesome. With rumors of a new Kameo & Lost Oddysey game in the works, I can't wait for June. Greatness is coming!!

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

E3 2014 should have news about Halo 5. but they may just introduce Halo 2 anniversary Which is good. But I hope Halo 5 is at least shown

CTR360
CTR360

i want see gameplay footage  on halo 5 i buy xbox one probably next year

domxnik
domxnik

The upcoming Halo will probably the the first Halo I will not be getting, because I do not own a Xbox and don't plan to anytime soon. Off-topic: It would be amazing if Halo games were to come to PC. Hell, all platforms!

ZeoV9
ZeoV9

Halo is amazing .. H4 might not be as good as the other Halo games but that doesnt meant it wasnt amazing .. CANT WAIT !

nparks
nparks

Halo

Ha-a-a-lo

Halo come and me wanna see show.

Hey!  Me say hey, me say hey, me say ha-a-a-lo.

Halo come to me on Xbox One.

teller76567
teller76567

I think 343i will mess up the halo 2 anniversary just like they did with halo ce anniversary. I stopped caring for halo as soon as bungie left. It's no longer the same to me and that was Microsoft's meal ticket. 

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Plot twist: The "great plan" is the new Halo is online multiplayer only with an in-game cash shop.

cejay0813
cejay0813

Well of course there will be Halo news at E3... That's MS's token boy. You could bet your bottom dollar that there will also be Uncharted or God of War news as well. These games not only sell by themselves but they also sell hardware so not showing any of them would be dumb on the corporations part. Hell, it was shown last year and they didn't even have much to give people

wookiegr
wookiegr

I think they have matching commemorative thimbles. Any crap they throw out there with Halo on it morons will buy. 

themc_7
themc_7

That's still 4 months away! Give me something in the meantime.

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

Haven't we already been told?  I thought it isn't Halo 5 but another remake.  If it was Halo 5 the hype train would already be in full swing with branded XB1s and preorder nonsense.

lulababy
lulababy

I don't know about Halo anymore. I knowthnk it's loosing it's relevance or lost it already .

4 was underwhelming for me . And every year there is halo something now .

I think it's lost it's allure . Microsoft understandably trying to milk it as much as they can as they don't really have anything else but it's saturation now . Magic is gone .Reach was epic and after just okish games in anniversary and 4.

I think they arw in danger of oversellimg it .

I know I won't buy another Halo anymore .

Bungie left at the right time and I think we can safely say Destiny will be new Halo . Halo is dead for me .hail new halo (Destiny ) .

crashmer
crashmer

343 will dictate whether or not I'll buy an xbox one. If they cannot make a proper game nobody can. 

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

When is E3?


edit: found it. June 2014. would have been nice to see it in the article. 

silversix_
silversix_

Let me guess, this is gonna be THE BEST HALO EVER CREATED (*cough* like Activision and their next rehash CoD)? Pass.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

halo 3 and 4 for PC? PWETTY PWEAZE

Tommi88
Tommi88

Damn i love my Xbox One always so great news! :)  Go Halo Go Halo!!

ollie_sr
ollie_sr

I wonder if the Spielberg project and the game will be integrated in some interesting way. Or perhaps they’ll go in a more episodic direction ala Halo 4 co-op (whatever that mode was called). 


I think with 343 being a studio that is not Bungie, they’ll have more room to go into more dangerous territories; make interesting design choices. Perhaps a new creative director might further that potential direction. 


Looks really promising. :)

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

Where is the mandatory 1080p and 60fps sentence in this article?

C-THREE
C-THREE

I could make a 343i joke about Xbox and resolution but I digress.

oneligas
oneligas

only 4 months of waiting till they announce Halo 5 in 2015-16 and there is no H2A coming

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Maybe they'll announce what Master Chief was wearing under that cloak. 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@domxnik PC is possible but unlikely because MS needs the Halo franchise to sell Xboxes.

Halo will not come to Sony or Nintendo platforms for the same reason that Uncharted and Killzone won't come to Xbox.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@lulababy Halo's saturation certainly isn't as bad as what Ubisoft and Activision have done with Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty. Those games have yearly releases, and we had no Halo game at all last year. Halo 4 came out in 2012. Although I look forward to Destiny more than I do Halo 5, I don't feel Halo is at the point of market saturation just yet, and I don't think it will ever release a brand new game every year as those others have. I don't feel that remakes count at all.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@punishergreen No way. If Halo 5 was releasing this year, we would already have some sort of info on it, and there's nothing. I call 2015.

kovaras1984
kovaras1984

@spartanx169x thank you lol i carnt believe they left out, I can not wait for halo, multiplayer may be hit n miss but i always enjoy the single player

ZeoV9
ZeoV9

@silversix_  it may not be the best but it will be great ... not something like the yearly Cod games

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@silversix_ It'll certainly be better than the crap Activision churns out every year.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@FLEEBS haters will argue that Spartan Assault was last year's Halo title, so it's still an annualized franchise

punishergreen
punishergreen

@FLEEBS @punishergreenum, we already got some info. Look, it's possible that it may come out next year but I believe that it could come out this year.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@Spartan_418 @FLEEBSGood point. I hadn't thought of that title. However, I don't feel that game really counts as it's not a full-fledged Halo experience like the Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed games are in and of themselves.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@punishergreen @FLEEBSI don't know about any info on Halo 5 other than that it is in the works. I feel confident that if Halo 5 was coming out this year the hype train would be chugging at full speed by now, i.e. magazine articles, gameplay screenshots, story details, game preorders, console bundles, etc. It would be cool if we see it this year, but I'm not betting on it.