Don’t expect an appearance at Gamescom or PAX West this year.
It looks like Halo 6 won’t be revealed anytime soon, as 343 Industries has confirmed the studio won’t be discussing the next major installment in its sci-fi shooter series “for quite some time.”
In a post on Halo Waypoint, 343 Industries writer Jeff Easterling (aka GrimBrother One) addressed the absence of Halo 6 from Microsoft’s E3 media briefing.
“While there’s little to nothing that can be said on that front, it’s been made clear that we won’t be talking about Halo’s next major title for quite some time,” Easterling said. “And no, that doesn’t mean Gamescom. Or PAX. Trust us, when we’re ready to begin pulling back that proverbial curtain, you’ll know. It won’t be soon.”
Prior to E3 2017, 343 Industries confirmed that Halo 6 wouldn’t be shown at this year’s expo and shot down speculation that a Halo 3 Anniversary remaster was on the horizon. The studio did, however, tease “a little something” for the show, which ended up being a new expansion for Halo Wars 2 that will introduce the Flood to the strategy game this November.
343 has been working on Halo 6 for well over a year. The upcoming shooter won’t feature any new playable characters, but instead focus on Master Chief.
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