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Monday, January 6, 2014
MasterChief is back! - Halo 5 Announcment!
Microsoft announced a brand-new upcoming Halo game coming to the Xbox One at E3 2013, apparently this new title is in fact Halo 5, not a spinoff. A Facebook post from Xbox Australia today confirmed this. Unfortunately a Microsoft representative stepped in pretty quickly and told GameSpot.
This post was made in error, and we will be updating it shortly. We have made no announcements regarding the name of Halo on Xbox One. As we have stated previously, the award-winning franchise continues on Xbox One, beginning in 2014. We have no further details to share at this time.
The post has since been removed, but it is a pretty good bet that they were spot on. It comes from Microsoft itself, perhaps the news was planned to be announced soon, somehow just jumped the gun on it a bit.
Back in June, former Xbox boss Don Mattrick referred to the newly announced Halo game as Halo 5. Microsoft Game Studios Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer declined to say if this new title was indeed Halo 5. He only described the game as “legitimate.” That is not a very helpful way to describe an upcoming game that was announced by Microsoft itself. If it had been leaked on the internet then sure that would be great.
Microsoft has released only one trailer of the new Halo game so far, showing Master Chief in the desert. So far the game is a mystery and will continue to be so until Microsoft declares it the correct time for an official reveal. This could be soon or we could end up waiting a few more months.