343 INDUSTRIES apparently is building another Halo title, according to an internet rumour that has been ignited by a job listing.
343 Industries, which took over Halo from Bungie, has posted a job advert, that is for sure, and it does talk about Halo. It's fair to consider this indicative of work on a potential release.
The listing appears on Microsoft's jobs listings webpages. It was posted on 29 June and asks for a senior producer.
"343 Industries is looking for a Senior Producer to help develop a new project line in the Halo universe," it says. "This is your chance to work on one of the most exciting and creative intellectual properties in the industry with one of the industry's most talented teams."
We have not been light on Halo news recently, and 343 Industries not long ago announced the Halo: Master Chief Collection, a multi-disc, multi-version collection of the UNSC's stalwart's adventures that will run at 60fps frame rate.
The Master Chief boxed set will include some 100 levels of multiplayer action, and includes Halo versions from Halo: Combat Evolved to Halo 4. It will be out in mid-November. Predictably, pre-orders are already being taken.
The next full version of Halo, called Halo 5: Guardians will be out in 2015, and Microsoft is rather pleased about it. In May the firm said that Halo is not just a game, it is part of the Xbox platform.
"Halo isn't simply a perennial game franchise, it's a part of the Xbox platform itself. In terms of innovation and ideation, it's sometimes important to people who might not even play Halo," said 343 Industries GM Bonnie Ross. µ
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