Halo 5 development “continues apace” after series sells 50 million units

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If there was even a shadow of a doubt over the status of the next game in the Halo series (which we’ll call ‘Halo 5’ for now), then put your worries to rest because franchise development director Frank O’Connor has confirmed that development on the sequel “continues apace.”

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It was recently revealed that the Halo franchise has so far sold 50 million units since the release of the first series entry, Halo: Combat Evolved all those year ago. It’s no wonder, then, that O’Connor recently told CVG that a lot of developers at studio 343 Industries “are already prototyping ideas and software and art for future Halo products.”

“I can’t say more than that,” O’Connor confided, “but work on the game started actually before we launched Halo 4 and continues apace as we cycle staff through the team’s vacation breaks. We’re excited about the next game.”

But if a Halo 4 follow-up is already in development, what will become of the weekly Spartan Ops missions? Will we see a ‘season two?’ And what about further entries to the excellent ‘Forward Unto Dawn’ live-action series? O’Connor explained:

“Spartan Ops season 2 is yet to be decided, we’re looking at how the first season does… We got such great responses from Forward Unto Dawn and Spartan Ops that we’re pretty happy with it and we’re learning a lot of really interesting stuff for the future. You are going to see a spectrum of Halo support though the next year and beyond.”

We’ll hold you to that Frankie!

What do you hope to see from the future of Halo? Where else could the developers go with the story?

Source: CVG and Gamespot

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