Halo 4 marked the beginning of the Reclaimer storyline and the beginning of 343 Industries’ time in charge of Microsoft’s biggest franchise.
Yet while this storyline was initially envisaged as a trilogy, it has now evolved into something else. Something bigger.
Speaking to GameSpot, Microsoft Game Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer said that the Xbox Halo game debuted at E3 (which has yet to receive a proper name) is a “legitimate” Halo title.
"It is the next Halo game that we are working on," he said. "We will talk more about the story arc in the game and how it plays out; we've got more time to talk about that."
"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."
More than just a “legitimate” Halo game and the first appearance from Master Chief on Xbox One, however, the latest entry sees the series broaden its scope.
"While we originally said trilogy,” said Spencer, we've actually expanded this to more of a saga, so we don't want to limit the Reclaimer story within a trilogy."
You can watch the announcement trailer for Halo on Xbox One below. The game is out in 2014.
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