Don't Worry, Halo 6 Is Coming
The next "real" Halo game is coming--but when?
Following the announcement of Halo: Fireteam Raven, a cool-looking Halo arcade, some fans wondered if Microsoft's efforts on that game took away resources from the next core Halo game. Now, Halo community manager Brian Jarrard has spoken up to confirm that Fireteam Raven has "zero impact" on the team inside 343 Industries working on Halo 6, or whatever it ends up being called. Jarrard clarified that Fireteam Raven is being made by arcade companies Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix. And while 343 is creatively involved in the process, the actual work sounds like it is being done almost completely outside of 343.
"Just like the Halo books or toys aren't being created instead of the next Halo game," Jarrad said. "Plenty to go around." He went on to say that he's aware that Halo fans are thirsting for more information on the next "real" Halo game. Jarrard said he is perplexed by the "blind outrage" some Halo fans are expressing over Fireteam Raven.
PSA: Fireteam Raven has zero impact on the 343 development team which has already been working on the next console game. H:FR is built by an external arcade developer. Just like the Halo books or toys aren’t being created _instead of_ the next Halo game. Plenty to go around ?— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) May 18, 2018
I get that ppl are just super eager for any info on the next “real” game, but I don’t get the blind outrage at a totally separate cool thing that a lot of ppl will enjoy ? Hmm that makes me sound old.— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) May 18, 2018
The most recent Halo shooter, Halo 5: Guardians, was released back in October 2015 and has received a great deal of post-launch support ever since. Halo 6 will feature split-screen multiplayer support, while we also know it will be free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.
Given it's been almost three years since the release of Halo 5 (there was a three-year gap between Halo 4 and Halo 5), it seems like the time is right for Microsoft to announce Halo 6 soon. If Microsoft is planning to do that, E3 2018 could be the venue for that reveal.
In other Halo news, Microsoft has teased more details about Halo: The Master Chief Collection's huge updates coming this summer, while we've also learned more about the game's Xbox One X enhancements.
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