Microsoft, the gaming and computing giant who brought us the Halo series and the 3 generations of the Xbox revealed the fact that they are currently in need of "a Senior Producer to help develop a new project line in the Halo universe.". This quote comes directly from the job listing which was posted earlier today on the Microsoft careers website. This news comes as a huge surprise considering the fact that the "Halo: Master Chief Collection" is slated to be released later on this year and "Halo 5: Guardians" is also slated to be released some time next year.
In the job description it states that they are in need of a Senior Producer for a "new project line in the Halo universe". This confirms that Microsoft and 343 industries are already hard at work on another Halo title and not just Halo:TMCC and Halo 5. The listing also mentions that you will be working with both internal and external development teams. The exact quote is "The ideal candidate will be able to gracefully shift between different teams (internal and external) aiding them were necessary and contributing to overall smooth running of the project/projects". This points out the idea that Microsoft is looking for help from external studios which can make or break the next Halo game. As you can see Microsoft has some big things lined up for the next few years and are going above and beyond on the Halo demand.
There is no exact reference that this possible game will be a direct sequel to Halo 5 or if it could be something along the lines of a "Halo Wars" sequel or a idea like "Halo 3 ODST". The job description also says they will be hired for the corresponding project/projects which could mean Microsoft and 343 are thinking even further ahead then just one possible game from whoever is hired.
There was a gigantic presence from the Halo franchise at E3 this June with Microsoft and 343 announcing as I said earlier Halo: The Master Chief Collection and also a mini series which goes by the name of Halo: Nightfall. Halo 5 had also been previously announced so Halo fans were going berserk over all of the sudden Halo announcements. This as I said before was surely expected, but not so suddenly considering how many Halo based announcements were recently revealed.
The Halo series as of lately has been gaining more and more energy. All these announcements have the fans pumped and ready to get back into action after a long wait from 343's most recent release in the Halo series being Halo 4. What do you think of this news? Would you have expected this to be revealed as soon as it has? Do you think that this will be another game in the Halo series or something like a Halo spin off like "Halo Reach" or maybe a arcade game? Leave your thoughts below!