Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Show Is Still Happening

Microsoft's Bonnie Ross gives a brief status update on the project.

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We haven't heard much about Steven Spielberg's Halo digital TV show in a long time, and it was nowhere to be seen during Microsoft's E3 2015 briefing this week. But that doesn't mean the project is canceled.

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"We still are working on it," Ross told GameSpot this afternoon. "But nothing to announce at this point."

Though Ross didn't go into specifics about when we may finally learn more, she did provide a general overview for how Microsoft approaches transmedia projects.

"The goal with all transmedia...we think transmedia and experiencing things across different mediums creates a more rich experience," she said. "But we're well aware it needs to stand alone."

The Halo show was announced in May 2013 as part of the Xbox One reveal event. We still don't know much about it, but Microsoft's Phil Spencer has said before that the show won't just be "filler."

After production house Xbox Entertainment Studios shut down last year, the fate of the project was called into question. But Microsoft quickly stepped in to say the show would not be affected.

Before that, reports suggested that District 9 director Neill Blomkamp may direct the pilot, and that Microsoft was attempting to bring the program to Showtime.

Halo 5: Guardians launches on October 27 exclusively for Xbox One. Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a 12v12 multiplayer mode called Warzone. For more, check out a gameplay video below.

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Barighm

I liked it better when a game's story stayed within the game. I can't keep track of all the books and anime. I always miss at least half.

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Shilleto

@otterbee: that was lame

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Otterbee

I guess the more important question is...WHY is it still happening??

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genocide_223

@otterbee: Because Halo is awesome and has a great universe.

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cainetao11

@genocide_223 said:

@otterbee: Because Halo is awesome and has a great universe.

agreed

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DarkReign2022

Yay! I was surprised when they didn't announce its inclusion with the Halo 5 launch. I'm curious if it's just going to be another webfilm project like Nightfall and Forward Unto Dawn or if it's actually going to be a full-fledged, 22-minutes-per-episode TV series with the possibility of a renewal for a second season if ratings are high enough. The webfilms have been enjoyable so far, but Spielberg directing an actual Halo TV series would be nothing short of fan-fucking-tastic.

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Mr_Gusington

@DarkReign2022: I'm really hoping this reaches full potential and becomes as amazing as I know it could be, but Spielberg is likely not directing. He executive produces a ton of stuff, and that's likely what's happening.

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cainetao11

What? PS Vue!! Powers!!!! LOL *sarcasm*