Several developers from 343 Industries may have dropped hints about an upcoming addition to the Halo game series, rumored to have been in development for a considerable period. Despite the challenges faced by the franchise after the release of Halo Infinite in 2020, 2024 promises a robust lineup of Halo content, including a new season of the Halo show on Paramount+. Recent indicators suggest that fans might have a new game on the horizon.
Concerns about the future of the Halo series arose with Microsoft's restructuring and downsizing at 343 Industries, but reports suggest that the roadmap for Halo Infinite remained intact. While the focus remained on the live-service aspect of the game, 343 continued to release new content throughout 2023, hinting at potential grander plans for the series.
Twitter user IdleSloth84_ spotted a noteworthy detail on former 343 Industries Art Director Justin Dinges's LinkedIn profile. Dinges has reportedly contributed to "Halo's next unannounced release" since April 2022. Additionally, another LinkedIn profile from a Senior Character Systems Designer at 343 Industries mentions work on player systems and assets in Unreal Engine 5, strongly suggesting the development of a new project on the engine, possibly the next installment in the Halo series.twit_1744690781833617537
This information aligns with the recent update from 343 Industries about the absence of single-player content plans for Halo Infinite. While the focus remains on updating the live-service component, the prospect of a new Halo game under development offers fans something to anticipate in the upcoming months.
Beyond the gaming realm, enthusiasts can also look forward to the second season of the Halo show on Paramount+. Despite the mixed reception of the first season, the show's popularity has secured its continuation. Time will reveal how the second season fares, especially considering its divergence from established franchise lore. Nonetheless, the Halo community is in for an intriguing period with multiple developments to follow.