Last week, 343 Industries confirmed that it will not be showcasing Halo 6 at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) next month. Today, the developer has further dismayed fans by stating that the next installment will not even be shown at Gamescom in August.
Adding to the frustration of fans, community manager Brian Jarrard has reiterated that rumors about a possible remaster of Halo 3 is baseless. There is no such ongoing project at the moment and no one should expect the game to arrive on Steam. Nonetheless, there is still belief that Halo 3 is early in its overhauling.
Similarly, the reason that Microsoft is not too keen to even mutter the name of Halo 6 on any grand stage is because development is still ongoing. The moment it reaches a presentable stage, we will be the first ones to hear about it.
343 Industries will still be attending E3 2017. It plans to show “a little something” to fans. However, there is no information on what the mysterious announcement will be.
In other Halo-related news, studio head Dan Ayoub parted ways with 343 Industries this week to pursue a passion for education through technology. He will be working for Mixed Reality, another venture of Microsoft, which uses virtual reality to expand the prospects of the company’s HoloLens hardware.
Ayoub has been working on Halo titles since Halo: Reach in 2009, and leaves the future of Halo Wars 2 and its DLC to be carried forward by his team at 343 Industries.
Microsoft will be hosting its press briefing at E3 2017 on Sunday, June 11. The known catalog of games includes Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, and Sea of Thieves. We’re hoping that Xbox boss Phil Spencer will be surprising everyone with at least a couple of new announcements. Besides that, the conference will almost surely highlight the incentives of purchasing a Project Scorpio unit later this year.