In a Halo community blog post, 343 Industries confirmed that Halo 6 isn’t anywhere near ready enough to bother showing.
Microsoft had yet another big presentation at E3 this year, revealing the Xbox One X as Project Scorpio, backward compatibility to the original Xbox, and some great looking games like Sea of Thieves and Forza Motorsport 7.
But many Halo fans were disappointed to not see their favorite franchise getting another announcement, meaning no new games for the foreseeable future. A blog post on the community website Halo Waypoint confirmed that 343 industries, maker of the iconic franchise, don’t have anything to report quite yet.
PREVIOUSLY: WHY NO HALO 6 AT E3?
“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. And no, that doesn’t mean Gamescom. Or PAX,” wrote Jeff 'GrimBrotherOne' Easterling, a writer at 343 Industries. The post went on to apologize and assure fans that once news breaks of the upcoming sequel they will be the first to tell it.
While the lack of Halo news has disappointed millions of fans, E3 did bring some new Halo content for their current real-time strategy game Halo Wars 2. Titled Awakening The Nightmare, the five mission expansion will chronicle the events after the main story, which received some criticism for ending abruptly and without a real conclusion.
The expansion will heavily feature the Flood as they are awakened by Banished soldiers, putting the player in control of the Banished as they fight for survival. Awakening will also see the inclusion of a brand new map mode, Terminus Firefight, which will feature players building bases and defenses against hordes of oncoming Flood. Along with the new game mode will come several new multiplayer maps for Spartans square off and compete in.
The last Halo shooter, Halo 5: Guardians, released back in 2015 and remains a multiplayer staple for fans of the series as well as competitive eSports. The game has received numerous expansions up until the end of 2016 and is the likely culprit for why Halo 6 has yet to make an appearance.