343 Industries, the new head studio behind the lucrative Halo franchise has made an announcement sure to please its core audience. Talking to OXM, 343 Industries’ Development Director Frank O’ Connor discussed the future of the franchise – one the team hopes will be spin-off free.
“I can tell you we’re not working on any side stories as games at the moment,” O’Connor stated, “There’ll certainly be more Halo fiction entering the universe, but we’ve no new games to announce right now.”
“I think that there are a lot of questions that fans of the series want answered, and we’ll certainly be in the business of answering those questions,” he promised. “But we would be lazy and very lacking in imagination if we didn’t inject lots of brand new questions into the universe, and enigma, mystery, and awe are at the heart of what drives the fiction…I think building that sense of epic scale, while also focusing on creating great, memorable characters, and exciting new stories, are what will propel both 343 Industries and the universe it inhabits.”
Fans should also not hope for any special re-release for the original Halo‘s tenth anniversary, at least not on 343’s watch.