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The next Halo game may already be in development

343 Industries, which is taking Halo's reins after Bungie moves on, may already be working on the next Halo game, be it Halo 4 or otherwise. Hm. That sounded less stupid in my head. Obviously they're already working on the next Halo game - it isn't as if the studio made to continue the Halo series is going to sit back and wait for Bungie to finish Reach before starting on the next game. But if you need evidence, we can start with that big image up there that reads "be a part of Halo history."

Of course, that only indicates that 343 is hiring developers for the next Halo game, not that they've started developing it... because, companies often wait around not producing anything while they make hires. Right. So there's more evidence - 343 level designer Paul Ehreth's LinkedIn profile revealed that he's been "designing new levels and missions for the next Halo project" for the past month. Or at least, that's probably what he was supposed to be doing.

The giveaway has been removed from his profile, but if you must verify the document yourself so that you can be absolutely sure that, yes, the studio created to oversee the Halo franchise is making a new Halo game, here's a screen grab, via CVG:

343 could be working on Halo 4 - we all know a new numbered entry will happen eventually, and Bungie's community director, Brian Jarrard, recently revealed that Bungie considered the creation of Halo 4 before settling on Reach. Speaking to MTV Multiplayer last month, he commented, "Even before the idea to build a game based around Reach came about, a lot of other concepts were explored, up to and including a proper 'Halo 4,' where Master Chief was going to wake up from cryo-sleep and we were going to tell that story."

Now that you're in shock over the news that Halo's new developer is developing a new Halo game, what would you like to see 343 do with the series? More ODST? Halo 4? Halo Kinect?

[Source: CVG]

Jul 20, 2010

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29 comments

  • derwaish - August 14, 2011 7:57 p.m.

    The next halo game will be based on this wiki. The events happen after frist halo game CE and MC goes back to reach to rescue remaining spartans and obtain a slip space crystals.This wiki will give you the answers you all looking for . http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Halo:_First_Strike
  • N6awsome - April 12, 2011 11:12 p.m.

    if they ever make 2nd Halo Wars they better make it to were you can equiped your spartians with any gun you wonted to cause they was a disappoint
  • tinglese - January 16, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    personally i want to kno master cheif's experiences before the first Halo. i really do not want Halo to die and i hope the new compay will not tarnish the name
  • milemike10 - November 26, 2010 10:18 p.m.

    the x-box 369 kinect is not right, there tryin to change the x-box to a family consol like the wii,it's not right, especially if there going to put halo on the kinect.
  • milemike10 - November 26, 2010 10:13 p.m.

    halo games shouldn,t be made by anyone exept bungie!
  • Denile04 - September 16, 2010 7:08 a.m.

    Ok for those of you who don't know about playing halo campaign on legendary: every Halo game has had a video at the end of the credits if you win the game on legendary. Halo 3 had a video where Master Chief and geuss what, he's alive! Oh and whats better? He is floating in a spaceship towards an unknown planetoid, with music in the backround associated with the Flood. Bungie left that for someone else to pick up from there. They never said directly that the Flood was vanquished (if you listen to the story you hear the halo array was fired before and yet the flood survived) They left the Chief alive, (oh and killed sgt Johnson so no story for him after that) and theres so much that bungie left for someone else to build upon. 343 studios has been working with Red vs Blue in their recent seasons, so if you want to see a GOOD example of what 343 can do, look up RvB season 8. I have total confidence in 343, I think they would be the best developer for continuing the halo series.
  • lcbrightway - July 23, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    Halo 4 would probably not work well, because reallt what could the plot be? he floats to a forerunner looking world, it would be cool and all to see the forerunners, but i wouldnt want to fight them, their awesome! the flood living on that world would probably not exist, unless the forerunners are at war at them but just fighting flood is boring, the covenant war is already over, unless some random alien shows up what could it really be? master chief running through a safari? thats just me, if they were going to make another halo game, halo wars 2 would be at the top of the list, but even that is unlikely because the audience didnt like it all that well even though i loved it. so its either that, they find some unimaginable twist in halo 4 which is probably unlikely, or they come up with something completely random like bungie did with halo reach which was unexpected.
  • Rowdie - July 23, 2010 1:06 a.m.

    Halo Kinect is not funny. Probably should just leave it up to the writers to come up with the next plot line. Good luck to them. People want Halo 4, they want master chief, but how do you thrust him into another story as epic without getting so cliche? MC sleeps for 50 years and when he wakes up Humanity is in trouble again from a new threat? Out of the darkness of space a new threat arrives and hey we join forces with the covenant? Good luck writers. Maybe no 4. Maybe Halo Combat ReEvolved. Err, maybe civil war.
  • GangsterJew92 - July 21, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    I hope if 343 is making a new Halo game, that they respect the franchise as much as Bungie did. I also wonder what happens after the end of Halo 3. And if it's on Kinect, I'll kill myself.
  • Joshin69 - July 21, 2010 3:54 p.m.

    Halo kinect, Isnt that the one were you can pet the flood and it makes them happy?
  • Persona - July 21, 2010 11 a.m.

    I say let Bungie do what they want with Halo rather then being forced by Microsoft to milk to the very last drop... But alas that is how a few game series work nowadays =/.
  • skyguy343 - July 21, 2010 6:21 a.m.

    Bastards stole my number...
  • Cwf2008 - July 21, 2010 5:42 a.m.

    "Halo Reach is the last Halo game...Ah im just kidding of course we're gonna have more Halo...and even a Halo Christmas Special!" *Shivers* i hope this doesnt become reality
  • ADiN4Brawl - July 21, 2010 4:19 a.m.

    halo kinect??? NO thank you!
  • Samael - July 21, 2010 4:04 a.m.

    Ehhhh....it better not be Halo 4 or somehow the return of John-117/Master Chief...but it probably will be. I don't want them to eff with Bungie's main canon. A side-story or side-character story would be fine. Something with The Arbiter/Thel 'Vadam would be awesome, but that's very unlikely. I guess Sgt. Johnson is our best and most possible choice.
  • Smeggs - July 21, 2010 2:53 a.m.

    No Halo 4, they could only ruin it from there. Not that the Halo story was much more than average to begin with (Yeah, I said it, deal with it). I'm just saying that Bungie planned Halo 3 to be the final part of Master Chief's story, so don't mess with it. Why not make a Halo game based on the life of another Spartan for a change, there must have been plenty of them besides the final ones in Reach. Hell, give us a story about Sgt. Johnson before he became the Flood resistant, stogey smoking hardened veteran he is in the other games, I'm sure that'd be an interesting story at least.
  • Bloodstorm - July 21, 2010 2:40 a.m.

    Microsoft owns the Halo property, creative rights and all. Remember, Bungie was a subsidiary of Microsoft Game Studio when they made Halo.
  • Defguru7777 - July 21, 2010 1:56 a.m.

    As long as Bungie has at least some level of creative rights over the numbered entries in the series, I'm sure Halo will be fine.
  • Doctalen - July 21, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    Ahh thanks SonicX
  • SonicX_89 - July 21, 2010 12:26 a.m.

    @Doctalen Ensemble created Halo Wars. They were closed down after it released.

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