The Reclaimer Trilogy, the name for the new series of Halo games, has been laid out for up to ten years, 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor has said.
Speaking to Game Informer, O’Connor said certain major aspects had been planned out, but the stories for games further out were a lot looser due to the possibilities of new technology.
“Story is funny because I’ve been thinking about where the Halo story goes for ten years. And even as a fan, I wonder, ‘what’s gonna happen next?’,” said O’Connor.
“We have things mapped out pretty far, probably about ten years, but they’re pretty vague, they’re big plot points. We think that X wlll happen, we think Y will happen, we think they should go visit Z. There’s a danger that you’ll get granular in your planning because if this was a novel, you could just write an end. But it’s not a novel.
“New technology appears and give you new opportunities, pieces of the sandbox end up being less or more popular than you might have expected. And so the constant shift in reality, never mind the technology of the gameplay content, should be the thing that defines your gameplay universe.”
Halo 4 will launch on Xbox 360 on November 6 worldwide for Xbox 360. Halo 5 and Halo 6 are likely to launch on 360’s next-gen successor.