Why it matters to you
Don’t worry about scouring E3 news for information on Halo 6, because it won’t be forthcoming.
If you are a fan of the Halo franchise and are chomping at the bit in anticipation of the next piece of information on what’s next with Master Chief, then there is a little bit of bad news for you. Halo developer 343 Industries will not be providing any updates on the next chapter in the franchise, Halo 6, at this year’s E3.
“I’ll slip into my Dreamcrusher persona for a minute in the name of realistic expectations: We’ve said this already but we’ll have a little something at E3 but it’s not related to the next major entry in the franchise.”
Halo 6 is a much-anticipated title in part because it’s hoped that 343 Industries will focus the franchise back on its original protagonist, Master Chief, after Halo 5: Guardians put the focus on other characters. That hope has been fortified by franchise director Frank O’Connor’s recognition of fans’ concerns in a recent discussion:
“It wasn’t that surprising to me, but the volume of ‘give us more Chief’ at the end of Halo 5 was significant and so I think, if anything, he’s slightly more important now than he has even been, certainly to our franchise. Instead of focusing on bringing new characters into the world and expanding the playable characters, we’ve sort of shifted the focus a little bit to making the world a bit more realistic and, I would say, more fun for players who [want] to inhabit the Chief in the future, pretty much as they demanded.”
There is no specific information yet on when Halo 6 will be released, nor even if that will be the title’s actual moniker. But at least now Halo fans will not be spending time pouring through E3 session notes looking for that tidbit of Halo 6 information that they are afraid they missed out on.