Bungie commented last month that the recently announced Halo: Reach, in addition to the upcoming stand-alone Halo 3 expansion, OSDT, “is probably all you’re going to get.” However, in an interview with Videogamer, Brian Jarrad appears to have retracted the company’s strong sentiment on the subject, painting a different picture of the relationship between the company and product then what senior designer Lars Bakken went on record with last month.
Jarrad is quoted as saying, “The clarification is we just don’t know at this point. I’m not really able to speculate on what we’re going to do after Reach. I wouldn’t confirm or deny at this point. We’re really excited to get Reach out the door. Beyond that, we’re not at liberty to say right now what’s next. I think there’s a lot of work just to get Reach done between now and next fall. At that point anything’s possible. We’re going to keep looking at making the games we want to make. Maybe that’s Halo. Maybe it’s not. We’ll have to wait and see.”
Will this mean another Halo game down the pipe? Regardless of probably, it’s clear that the franchise’s father developer isn’t closing any doors anytime soon.