Now that Halo 5: Guardians has been out for a few years, fans are starting to get excited about a possible Halo 6 release date announcement soon, but 343 Industries says it's still going to be a while.The 343 Industries development team recently released a new blog post indicating that Halo 6 is well into development, but we probably won't see it until next year. The blog post states:
"To be frank (or Grim really, I’m not sure if that’s a welcome back to us or you guys, but let’s go either way. 2018 has arrived and with it, the promise of new fun times to be had and adventures to be embarked upon. No, not those adventures, but plenty of exciting ones regardless – some which might surprise you more than others."
Community manager Brian Jarrard also confirmed on Reddit:
"No ETA at the moment. My guess is it's going to be a good while still before you hear anything of any significance."
Even though that may be the case, there's always the possibility of a trailer dropping at E3 this summer. A few years back, the trailer for Halo 4 released well before the game's actual release date. Whatever the case, it seems that we won't see anything too vast for the Halo franchise until at least 2019.
It's also a possibility that 343 Industries is working on the long-awaited live-action Halo TV show as multiple sources have recently stated that it's still in the works. That's a bit of a long shot, but you never know.
It's actually a relief to hear that 343 is taking their time with the development process. Halo 4 was an excellent start for 343 since they acquired the Halo franchise back in 2012. And Halo 5: Guardians has proven to be a worthy sequel, with the campaign and multiplayer modes, and the new Customs Browser was a long-awaited addition to the Halo multiplayer scene.
Halo 6 will be the sixth main installment in the legendary sci-fi shooter series and the closing game for the second Halo trilogy, with Master Chief's next adventure in stopping the Forerunner threat. Although he was noticeably absent in the last game, 343 has been taking in player feedback and highly considering giving him another main role in the next title.
Until then, we still have plenty of content to play around with in Halo 5: Guardians and Halo Wars 2. And of course all of the previous Halo games, especially since now most of them are backward compatible with the Xbox One.
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