343 Industries “kind of know what’s going to happen” in the next game.
343 Industries’ Halo 5: Guardians is roughly a month away but the developer is already making plans for the sequel.
According to franchise development director Frank O’Connor in conversation with GamesRadar, “We do kind of know what’s going to happen in the next game pretty well at this point. We’re doing serious, real planning and even some writing on the next game already, and that’s a luxury – we’ve never been in that position before.”
We do know that Halo 4, the first game in the franchise to be developed by 343 Industries after Bungie’s departure, was set to begin The Reclaimer Trilogy. This would have included Halo 5 and Halo 6 but is now a saga. It’s very much possible that things with Master Chief don’t end so easily even with Halo 6.
Halo 5: Guardians releases on October 27th for Xbox One so we’ll have some idea of the direction 343 Industries is going in. What are your thoughts on the franchise at this point? Let us know in the comments.