It seems Microsoft’s E3 presentation won’t include anything on the next mainline entry in the Halo franchise, according to 343 Industries community manager Brian Jarrard.
In a thread on Reddit, Jarrard (known as ske7ch343 on the site) dropped news to curious fans on the possible presence of the hotly anticipated Halo 6 at 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,” said Jarrard.
In the wake of further speculation that followed his announcement, Jarrard also posted a few other comments to further clarify that the surprise in question is not Halo 3: Anniversary (which he’s long insisted is not in the works) and that Halo 6 won’t debut at Gamescom in August, either.
Not many details are known about the sixth entry in the series of sci-fi shooters, however Microsoft and Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor have listened to fans over the lack of Master Chief in Halo 5: Guardians, assuring players the next entry will double down on the Chief’s story.
Additionally, 343’s Bonnie Ross addressed the lack of split-screen in Halo 5 during this year’s D.I.C.E. “For any FPS going out forward, we will always have split-screen in,” said Ross.
Whatever the “little something” is, Halo fans will want to tune in to Microsoft’s E3 presentation on Sunday, June 11th, at 2 p.m. PT to find out what the Halo team has in store.