Although it wasn’t specifically named, it appears as though Halo 5 will drop for Xbox One sometime next year.
343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross took the stage during Microsoft’s press conference to talk Halo, which included a brief, pre-rendered trailer for what is presumably Halo 5, featuring Master Chief wandering through a desert and encountering a large, monstrous enemy.
Announcing Halo‘s debut on Xbox One, Ross pointed out that this will be the first game in the franchise “enhanced by the power of cloud computing, dedicated servers and…[running] at a blistering 60 frames per second.”
Ross also mentioned Halo: Spartan Assault, a previously-announced title designed “from the ground up” for Windows. The game is a top-down, twin-stick arcade shooter coming soon.
Ross also mentioned the live-action Halo TV series produced by Steven Spielberg, revealed last month at Microsoft’s reveal of the Xbox One console. In all, it seems as though the next 12-18 months will be good to Halo fans.
Again, the new Halo game shown off at E3 wasn’t officially called Halo 5, but it’s hard to imagine what else it might be.