Microsoft: New Halo for Xbox One is "legitimate"

Xbox boss Phil Spencer says upcoming Halo game a genuine entry in sci-fi franchise; series no longer a trilogy, but now a saga.

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The upcoming Halo title for the Xbox One is a "legitimate" version of Halo, according to Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer.

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Speaking with GameSpot during E3, Spencer declined to say if the new game was Halo 5 or a new extension to the series, similar to Halo 3: ODST or Halo Reach.

"It is the next Halo game that we are working on. We will talk more about actually the story arc in the game and how it plays out; we've got more time to talk about that," Spencer said.

Xbox boss Don Mattrick recently referred to the next Halo game as Halo 5.

Spencer did say, though, that it was important for 343 Industries producer Bonnie Ross to come out onstage during Microsoft's E3 briefing to show gamers the project is a genuine entry in the series.

"But having [producer Bonnie Ross] come out and announce the game, making sure people know it's a legitimate version of Halo coming out, and when it's coming out, and features that they're focused on we thought was…important."

Microsoft revealed during PAX Prime in 2011 that Halo 4 was the beginning of The Reclaimer Trilogy, which would span Halo 5 and Halo 6. This is no longer the case, a Microsoft representative confirmed.

"While we originally said trilogy, we've actually expanded this to more of a saga, so we don't want to limit the Reclaimer story within a trilogy."

The new Halo game for the Xbox One will launch in 2014.

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mellanimarie

Okay so Halo4 wasn't the best of games but come on. Ifyou are a TRUE Halo fan, like me, you will at least give this a go. I am a die hard Halo fan and seriously couldn't be any happier that they are making more. I am not going to dis on any other the previous games because I love them all and would gladly own them all if I had the money. But all of you who don't agree, I respect your opinion too because I am a open minded gamer and well I wont say you are wrong or bash you. But I am personally super excited <3 I love Halo and I always will.

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germanator127

okay, why i think he's wearing robes.

1. he's walking in the dessert, the sand could get in his armor, or start waring it down.

2. he is trying to hide his identity. "From what?" you ask. "he's in the middle of a dessert." true but theres also a giant robotic owl thingy in the middle of that dessert. that would make me assume perhaps that there are others hiding nearby.

3. he's gone rouge and is hiding from the unsc. and he's wearing the robes so that they can't spot him from above with a satellite or something

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Phroz_

I dont get why is everyone raging, I hope they contonue to make Halo games as long as the Storytelling is good

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Snakepond1

I take another Halo any day of the week and twice on Sunday's.

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C0v3rtUnis0l

This is M$'s biggest cash cow since the launch of the 360. Do you really think they would let this franchise die? *ppppffftt*

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ZWarrior006

So not 4-6, but 4,5,6, and many more? Damn this franchise!

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Cashmoney007

I thought a lot of the Halo fans were quite happy with Halo 4? Am I wrong? Why was Halo 3 for most people so much better than Halo 4? I am just curious.

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steelmouth

lol way too many people complaining about stupid minor things like why is Master Chief wearing some coat thing over his armour, well
1 - Maybe its a disguise
2 - Some environments fucks up metal over time, so he could be protecting his suit
3 - His armour really looks beat up, so maybe its worn out and not so effective

Personally am a bit more curious how he got there, at the end of Halo 4 he took off his armour, presumably to get a new shiny one so where did he get him self all beat up again

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Deadly_Nemesis

@steelmouth

He's a soldier, that new paint job is only going to last 5 minutes.

No the cloak looks stupid. He has shields to protect him.

A disguise from what? The guy is in the middle of a desolate dessert.

No it was just a way to try and fool us and peak our curiosities nothing more and it looks really dumb.

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bunchanumbers

what they don't tell you is that under his robe from his elbows up... he's nude.

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steelmouth

Damn I love halo but this really does not sound good, we cant have a Halo game every two years, they should give it a three year development cycle

The problem though is this damn 343 Industries, they have nothing else to do but Halo, They really should come up with a new AAA IP, hell Halo 4 was so different from the other Halo's they could have given it a different protagonist and called something else

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Deadly_Nemesis

@steelmouth

343 only exists to make Halo games though. Thats what they were put together to do.

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steelmouth

@Deadly_Nemesis @steelmouth I know and its very sad :(

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KingofCabal

Master Chief is becoming the Mario of Microsoft.

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buy2playz

@KingofCabal So From Now We Call him MMM-MasterMario of Microsoft

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steelmouth

@KingofCabal So sad

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Raziel831991

So halo is now the new call of duty

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mellanimarie

@Raziel831991 Um, no you are fucking wrong.

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steelmouth

@Raziel831991 again so so sad

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commanderxp90

Halo games are most crappy games. PS3/4 games are better than Halo games.

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ultra-zealot

@commanderxp90 only in your dream fagg

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germanator127

@commanderxp90 No, halo games are great! Don't hate on it just because it's not on playstation

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steelmouth

@commanderxp90 yes there are now go have funny playing those better superior awesome PS3/4 games

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pyrojazz

No, Halo is a trilogy and will always be a trilogy. It's fine if you want to expand the Halo universe since there is plenty of space there to play with but Master Chief's story arc should have ended with Halo 3.

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rivalry2013

o_O

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kackarat24

Sorry MS. Halo is not enough to make me waste my $ on XB180. I love Halo and all, but ya'll attempted to screw us in the beginning. I don't trust it. Once a cheater always a cheater.

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ddogbritt16

I feel bad for halo it doesn't need to be a saga they should have just ended it at 3 but i still liked halo 4 but halo 2 is still my favorite

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1337hackz

No longer a trilogy and now a saga, is that a joke so now there is going to be a halo 9. Could they possibly milk this franchise anymore.

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sonicphoto

He is covering himself because he doesn't want to be found maybe? I mean everyone knows who is master chief with that armor, so he is covering himself, maybe he is a fugitive of sorts, something terrible happened? Many explanations. Cortana maybe prepared that coat just for him? ok that was a joke and thinking too much.

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BlueRaptor7

So what, more point streaks, loadouts and sprinting? Frank O'Connor already said that they are going to continue in the direction of Halo 4.

As long as they continue to copy whatever the current fad is, they will never be the innovators of the genre that Halo once was.

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thermalmotion

Why would a guy in a suit need to cover up in desert robes?

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OrphanSlapper

@thermalmotion how about to hide his identity?


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commanderxp90

@thermalmotion Halo Master Chief is retarded to wear the desert robe.

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CnConrad

@thermalmotion yes that really killed alot of hope for this.

Do these guys at 343 even know what a spartan is? I mean there is no reason what so ever a 7' tall man in a armored suit would be wearing a robe...

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Vambran

@CnConrad @thermalmotion

Could be camo.

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pyrojazz

@Vambran @CnConrad @thermalmotion could be weather has finally started taking a toll on the armor?

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DarthLod

Far too soon for another Halo games. Now it will turn into Assassins Creed and turn to shit from milking it to death.

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ddogbritt16

@DarthLod It is turning into call of duty now

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germanator127

@ddogbritt16 @DarthLod it comes out every other year. . . that's what most games are like. such as battlefield, etc. technology is advancing so it doesn't take as long to make games. i trust 343i to make a good quality game.

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EL_Bomberdor

Tbh I feel this game won't release until late 2014. It's just a CGI trailer chucked together for E3.

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brainiac1988

halo multiplayer has been screwed up so badly its not even funny. Sold both my 360 and halo 4 after a month. Halo's MP went downhill after Halo 3. Which imo had the best online MP of this console generation.

Personally I dont care about halo anymore. Certainly not going to buy an Xbox One for it.

Edit: BTW why the hell would Master Chief wear a poncho over his armor and helmet? lol

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sladakrobot

@brainiac1988 Most common answer to your question:
Because he is the Master Chief Jedi

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DarthLod

@brainiac1988 Reach had the bext becuase you could just do CO-op or Firefight and not have to put up with the rude, egotistical players in normal MP. So, your wrong.

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brainiac1988

@DarthLod you could do co op in Halo 3. Also, there is a mute function so why not use it. Im talking about the game not the people playing. When I was a lvl 50 general on Halo 3 there werent many annoying kids around anyway. mostly pro players that wanted to work together and play to win.

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zintarr

Sick of Halo...not buying anymore.

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alenth

good, i still can watch it on you tube.