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Halo E3 teaser wasn’t actually Halo 5, Microsoft discussing Halo 2 Anniversary, says Spencer

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 09:32 GMT By Dave Cook

Halo 5 got a teaser trailer at E3 a few weeks ago, right? Well, that’s all got a bit cloudy now thanks to some fresh quotes from Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, who claims it wasn’t Halo 5, but a 60FPS shooter coming in 2014. He’s also said that the publisher and 343 Industries are discussing the possibility of Halo 2: Anniversary.

If you missed the Halo E3 reveal trailer you can watch it again here.

Speaking with IGN, the Microsoft Game Studios vice president said of the trailer, “There was no ambiguity in not putting a number after the game. For me, what we showed wasn’t the game. Nobody should be confused on that.

“I didn’t really want to try to show something that was clearly a thought piece by the studio around where Master Chief is in his journey, and then drop the name after it and be somewhat disingenuous about that being the game.

“But I did want Bonnie to come out and say, ‘First-person shooter. Master Chief. Because they’ll get the questions – ‘Hey, is this ODST? What are you guys doing?’ Bonnie comes out and reaffirms that 343 is building this game. It’s Master Chief. It’s a first-person shooter at 60 frames per second. It’s coming in 2014.”

So something Halo related is coming in 2014, but it’s not Halo 5. Is Spencer simply alluding to the fact 343 is dropping numbered Halo games in favour of colons and subtitles?

Meanwhile, Halo 2: Anniversary may be gaining traction, as Spencer said Microsoft is discussing it, “I’ll be open. We have discussions about it. It’s more about the right time and making sure that we really would do the right thing for the franchise.”

“The Halo Anniversary that we did was as much about the launch of the first Xbox as well. It was a culmination of many things coming together. It would probably run out of steam if we were trying to think about, ‘Okay, what’s 10 years old now?’ It’s definitely more from the game itself, the experience that we’re able to bring to market. Less about ‘Is the last digit a zero?’ in terms of its anniversary.”

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18 Comments

  1. dravenkaze

    So halo 5 wasnt halo 5 but maybe halo 2? What the hell microsoft

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Samoan Spider

    As much as I’d want to see Halo 5, I would enjoy a Halo 2 HD version. Given the treatment they gave Halo 1, that remake was actually pretty competent!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Bam007

    It’s only right to do another Halo anniversary game if its online is not ‘linked’ to a different Halo game. Halo: CE Anniversary should of had its own online and not be apart of Halo: Reach. Kinda ruins the point of an anniversary title when you are mixing two different games.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. deadstoned

    Hey Microsoft if your rehashing old games for quick and easy cash. Please port these to PC. Halo 2(Vista only) on PC is still barely playable and buggy as hell. Also it was ruined before it got out the door with GFWL attached :(

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Fin

    Please, no more anniversary games.

    Halo, alright, it was genre defining. Halo 2 kinda sucked.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ballz

    http://i.imgur.com/7rNTcYN.png

    #6 2 years ago
  7. TrickyAudio

    Fans will love this.

    Seems like they’ve run out of ideas after Bungie though!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Fin

    @6

    Yup, 4Chan has always been a source of rumours that come true.

    Not a source of bullshit.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Hirmetrium

    @6,8: Does seem quite legit, what with the Steam directory leaks including Halo 3, and almost all of those (barring Halo) have come true.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. superjay779

    They way they redid anniversary was awesome. Graphics were incredible. Wish they redid the first God of War like that instead of just hi Rez ing it. Now that’s lazy.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. redwood

    somebody please… just shut this stupid idiot up.. Spencer and DON both are gonna fuck up the xbox brand beyond repair. They really need to replace them.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. The_Red

    “It’s Master Chief. It’s a first-person shooter at 60 frames per second. It’s coming in 2014.”

    Then it’s fucking Halo 5, doesn’t matter whether or not you want to add some stupid subtitle instead of a number in front of it.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Lengendaryboss

    So we just call it Halo Xbox One or Halo One until its revealed as….

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ps3fanboy

    so halo 5 wasn’t halo 5 but maybe halo 2, another clusterfuck in the making, LOL… micro$haft never learn.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Lengendaryboss

    @14
    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbhnuzRZ961rrpsd7.gif

    #15 2 years ago
  16. redwood

    Halo One be epic!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Vice

    Halo-2 still looks pretty good on my PC even now. Wouldn’t mind remake of course, but it has to be “next gen” this time for me to buy it.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. apocalypticause

    Halo 2 Remake?
    HELLS YEAH!!!
    Halo 2 is one of the best!

    #18 2 years ago

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  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]