A post on CVG today reports that 343 Industries is already beginning preliminary work on the next installment in the Halo franchise. Franchise development director Frank O’Connor said, “a lot of people at 343 are already prototyping ideas and software and art for future Halo products.”
“I can’t say more than that, but work on the game started actually before we launched Halo 4 and continues apace as we cycle staff through the team’s vacation breaks. We’re excited about the next game.”
Is that Halo 5? Maybe. Probably. The post notes that 343 is tackling another trilogy of major games, and with Halo 4 having been a monstrous hit, proving the developer’s credibility with fans, you can bet your sweet bippy that they’ll want to get going on the follow-up ASAP.
O’Connor also discussed the near-term future for the franchise:
“Spartan Ops season 2 is yet to be decided, we’re looking at how the first season does. We got such great responses from ‘Forward Unto Dawn‘ and Spartan Ops that we’re pretty happy with it and we’re learning a lot of really interesting stuff for the future. You are going to see a spectrum of Halo support through the next year and beyond.”
So! Now that we’re officially talking about it—what do you want to see in Halo 5? Ready, speculate, GO!