Halo 5 is most likely to have a sibling. 343 Industries, responsible for Halo products such films and novels, is contracting for another line of game?set in ?Halo Universe.
“343 Industries is looking for a Senior Producer to help develop a new project line in the Halo universe,” reads the job listing for a senior producer (via AGB) posted on June 26th. “This is your chance to work on one of the most exciting and creative intellectual properties in the industry with one of the industry?s most talented teams.”
343 Industries posted a job listing that obviously states that this is a Game Development Position, and he must?”ensure the game hits the quality expected of a title within the Halo Franchise.”
The job likewise says that the perfect applicant needs?”current gen video game knowledge,” ?which??suggests that this?game will be an Xbox One Project.
Over the years, The Halo series imparted its share of spin-offs such Halo: Reach and Halo 3: ODST, which are both first person shooters.?Halo 4 received a DLC post-launch campaign featuring the UNSC Infinity crew.
To explore on other genres, Microsoft used spin-offs like Halo Wars, which is a real-time strategy game, and Halo: Spartan Assault, which is the latest spin-off that was released for Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.
However, this job posting sounds like something else, and seems that “Project Line” incorporates multiple games. For an unfortunate instance: ?Modern Warfare to Halo’s Call of Duty.
It appears unavoidable that 343 would create an alternate Halo game outside of the main series, it’s the?best or important franchise for Xbox One. Microsoft would need other Halo titles ?because Master Chief’s journey only come once every few years. This is to fill in the gaps, and continue building a Halo franchise.
Microsoft could pursue various spin-offs within the Halo Universe as they have a whole universe of different characters to work with. They can use some characters on their previous game that will step as the lead character, or some new faces.
Presumably, we’ll get some sign of this new limb from Halo 5 when it launches next fall.
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