It’s Halo 5! No it isn’t!
Xbox Australia made a Facebook post that outed the identity of the Xbox One Halo game as not just a spin off starring Master Chief, but the next numbered entry in the saga- Halo 5. But Microsoft was swift to address any potential hype this would generate by quashing the idea almost immediately, stating the post was made in error.
The original post by Xbox Australia, which was a part of a series entitled ‘Why to Buy Xbox One,’ said: “Reason #14 – The Prometheans and Covenant just won’t give John-117 a break! Master Chief returns for the thrilling continuation of the Reclaimer Saga in Halo 5.”
Microsoft had previously refused to comment on whether the game was Halo 5 at all, and while this appeared to be a confirmation, Microsoft quickly backtracked.
“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.”
At this point, it’s pretty much all but confirmed that it’s Halo 5, although why Microsoft is acting so cagey with the name is a bit baffling.