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Microsoft hiring for next-gen Halo

343 Industries job ads seeking staffers to work on next-generation of visuals, infrastructure as part of team that will "drive the future of Halo."


New internal Microsoft Halo house 343 Industries appears to be working on a next-generation Halo game. Job listings at the Redmond, Washington shop (unearthed by Videogamer) seek a graphics developer and FX technical artist to join a team that will "drive the future of Halo."

What's next for Master Chief?
What's next for Master Chief?

The requisition for a graphics developer seeks a person who will "help create the current and next generation of game visuals in the Halo universe." Regarding the technical artist job ad, the person chosen for this position will join a team responsible for designing and maintaining the infrastructure required for artists and designers to build a next-generation Halo game.

A Microsoft representative told GameSpot, “Our focus right now is on developing ‘Halo 4.’ Beyond that, we have no comment.”

Microsoft has previously confirmed that Halo 5 and Halo 6 are in the pipeline, as part of the new Reclaimer Trilogy. However, no firm details beyond Halo 4 have been made available.

Halo 4 is due out on November 6. A direct sequel to 2007's Bungie Studios-developed Halo 3, the game puts players back into the boots of Master Chief, adds a new Spartan Ops mode and an updated Forge toolset, and sees the return of the franchise's iconic battle rifle.

For more on Halo 4, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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