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Submitted by Abriael 685d ago | rumor

Microsoft and 343 Industries Working on Unannounced AAA Halo Game With Online Features


We all know that 343 Industries is working on the new main chapter of the Halo series, but according to a new career opportunity ad seeking a Online and Connected Experience Engineer they may also be working on another one. (343 Industries, Halo, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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lifeisgamesok  +   685d ago | Well said
Wow. A Halo third person game with rpg elements would be cool or a mmo

Microsoft is bringing the games
ginsunuva  +   685d ago | Funny
You mean bringing the halo
Plagasx  +   685d ago
TheXgamerLive  +   685d ago | Well said
No he meant not only bringing the games but bringing the most epic games of this gen so far. All you have to do is open your sony goggle eyes.
XiSasukeUchiha   685d ago | Trolling | show
cardiganimpor   685d ago | Spam
guyman   684d ago | Trolling | show
darren_poolies  +   684d ago

Hahaha, for example?
KratosSaveUs  +   685d ago
Can you name the games ? All I know is Titanfall,Halo 5,and QB.
maniacmayhem  +   685d ago
Sunset Overdrive, D4, Fable Legends, not to mention Phil said they are working with a few Japanese devs to bring more Japanese exclusives and there's a hint of an old Rare IP making a return (Battletoads).

Not to mention we still have the Black Tusk game which we know nothing about but know it's out there coming.
ALLWRONG  +   685d ago
Ouch KratosSaveUs lol Kratos sure didn't save your comment
Nocando  +   684d ago
Google is your friend.
G20WLY  +   684d ago
Nocando, thanks for the tip - who knew?!

I used Google and found this, thanks!
JamieL  +   684d ago
@ G20WLY
Why don't you use Google to compare all the games you can play right NOW on both systems. Half the games on that PS4 list are a joke or are already out anyway, but if it makes you nice, safe, and secure to pull that "security blanket" of stretched opinion over you, whatever. We can also speculate how long before some of those games drop. I remember one of the biggest games that hyped me up for the PS3 was TLG, how was that one? It was listed on fanboy list, every year since before the PS3 came out, used as ammo for the superiority of PS3 EXCLUSIVES!!! Well it missed that window, but maybe sometime in the PS4's future huh? I would like to compare that bloated list to what actually comes out in the next 5 years.
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BallsEye  +   684d ago
Project Spark (also sponsored by MS) is all I need. Gonna re-create all my old faves in there! Kinect motion capture ftw! Can't wait for february xbox one beta!!
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G20WLY  +   684d ago
^Jamie, I didn't look at games already out, because I was responding to other commenters who were talking about upcoming games.

I hope that helps you understand.

Thank you, though, your desperate little rant was delicious and sooo cute! ;P
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JamieL  +   683d ago
@ G20WLY
Well I'm glad I could feed your starving a$$. You seem good at sucking down every little thing you're feed by Sony anyway. All I did was state a few fact about history in response to your "witty" comment. You can't think of a better comeback, and have to say I look desperate without being able to logically back up your own argument, then start whatever that, "attack" was. I say "attack" because I don't know what else to call it. It was so fluffy pink it made me want to puke in my mouth.
G20WLY  +   683d ago
^I did respond logically, the only thing I ignored in your post was all the fluff about TLG, as it's a worthless tangent.

There are 120+ games in development for PS4 at this time. Fact. I have no idea how that compares to XBone. Another fact. Enlighten me.

As for puking in your mouth - how else you gonna do it?! Mind you, if someone can talk crap, it's anyone's guess what else they can do... ;P
ic3fir3  +   685d ago
nop, its a free to play halo game, its 90% confirmded
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come_bom  +   685d ago
Hummm... another MMO! I guess it's good for fans, but personally, I'm not too keen on MMO's.
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GraveLord  +   685d ago
You should probably wait until they actually bring them before making that statement lmfao.

Anyway this is bad news. Halo seems to finally be getting yearly releases if this rumor is true.

This is the opposite of what people want. People don't want more Halo, they want "the next Halo" if you get what I mean. A new IP. Something new and fresh. Like Destiny.
QuantumWake  +   685d ago
Nah, us Halo fans want more Halo. We're still trying to recover from Halo 4's disaster of multiplayer. We thought H4 was going to save us from Halo: Reach with all that bloom, sprint, and armor abilities (Halo: Reach got better with NBNS).

We want a true-skill ranking system that's visible in-game (not that CSR crap), no armor abilities, no ordinances, better maps, and no sprint. There was nothing to play for in H4 and Reach when in the end everyone was a winner. In Halo 2 and Halo 3 you had to play to win for your rank. You lose, and your ranks goes bye-bye. When you ranked up in H2/H3 it literally felt like the biggest accomplishment ever.

Of course this can't be help if they are releasing a Halo every two years. They need to take their time and get the online right. By first listening to the community. If you've seen Halo 4's population online, it's almost a damn wasteland.

Okay, I'm done ranting. *takes a breather*
sak500  +   684d ago | Well said

So you want more infamous / Unchartered / Killzone, LBP / GT for PS4 yet big brand making game like Halo shouldn't come to new gen as continuation like from XBox to Xbox360 ?

I would like to see all my fav games on new gen utilizing the full power of Xb1, games like PGR, Mass Effect, PDZ, Halo etc
Blachek  +   684d ago
I really enjoyed the first 2 halos, didn't get into any beyond that.

Halo is the perfect example of an amazing IP that if treated right could do wonders for Microsoft. It would do well with a few years on the shelf and being revisited down the line when dev's a more competent with this new generation.
xbjuan  +   684d ago
@quantum shhhhh you make too much sense they dont like it when ppl make sense careful..
christocolus  +   685d ago

Damn...that would be awesome. The art work they released earlier actually had the look and feel an open world game.i imagine master chief being a bounty hunter with a mini space shuttle embarking on missions ,flying across planets ,meeting new enemy races and phil also needs to give us more hints regarding the secret projects which rare,lionhead, mgs osaka,black tusk and the other guys are working on.
CELLA  +   685d ago
i heard of this 2 months oh go now its true mmorpg game
malokevi  +   685d ago
Awesome, more Halo is always welcome in my books. I don't see any reason to think it's an MMO, but I think that would be a great direction to take the series.

MMOFPS Halo would be like a dream come true.
Nocando   684d ago | Immature | show
TehHaloGuy117   684d ago | Spam
erathaol  +   684d ago
medman  +   684d ago
Much like Bungie, many have moved on from Halo and are looking for our Destiny. Those are the facts.
corvusmd  +   684d ago
You know you're right (XGamer too) when you get bombarded by Sony trolls that have nothing better to do than try to suck the joy out of every XB1 owner. The truth is hard to accept for some, so rather then open their eyes and look at the facts, they'd rather try and blind you...that way they don't have to admit they were wrong.
lesrima88  +   684d ago
lol bringing the games?MS have milked this franchise so hard,if halo was a cow its udders would be fucked right now
jimbobwahey   685d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(5)
-Foxtrot  +   685d ago
Online features....yes because the online was the best thing about Halo 4 /s
HarryB   685d ago | Off topic | show
Edsword  +   685d ago
To me the Master chief died in Halo 3. Halo 4 was a terrible story and a mediocre game that should have never happened. I remember playing the opening 15 mins and thinking wow this is going to be great, only to be disappointed by the rest of the game. I'm just not that excited about Halo anymore, I've moved on.
CrossingEden  +   685d ago
Halo 4 has a great story that's on par with the rest of the series from every perspective, especially characterization because master chief had WAY more of a personality than he did in the original trilogy. The side characters also had way better personalities too because they had depth and were well very well acted. Even the spartan ops mode had a great story.
gjruk  +   685d ago
I'm a Halo fanboy, I won't lie but Spartan ops had a great story? You can't be serious, I was so disappointed with SpartOps. Would have preferred firefight a hell of a lot more. Back on topic, I'm excited to see what they bring and hopefully it doesn't involve Chief being the main focus, they're are many other characters and stories to look at.
Ikonic  +   685d ago
The problem with what you said is that people liked Master Chief because of the fact that he was the silent type. He never said anything. He showed up, fucked shit up, and saved the universe. Which is why people were drawn to him. I did like the story still, but it was a drastic change and I'm not sure everybody wanted it. Also "CODifying" Halo multiplayer was probably the worst thing ever. Get rid of these retarded armor abilities and perks and bring it back to the roots. Doing this would make many, many people happy.

Edit: Typos
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Spurg  +   685d ago
Sorry but you're no Halo Fan...if you were you you've loved the exposure Hasley got IN Spartan ops.
Only Halo fan would have loved this moment
Skip to 30:56 for the clip

You prefer a souless firefight mode over story. You remove Story from Spartan ops you basically get firefight.

Sorry but Halo is for you my friend.
gjruk  +   685d ago
@Spurg, well I'm sorry to disappoint you but I'm most definitely a Halo fan.
I think I am allowed to have the opinion that Spartan Ops wasn't that great and the majority have that opinion too.
Yes, I enjoyed the cutscenes but missons themselves were just awful, maybe it's a matter of opinion but I don't see how you can question whether i'm a Halo fan by me disliking part of the game which was basically just an 'add on'
I never said, I hate the whole of Halo just because of Spartan ops, just that I didn't think it was that good.
Also, firefight was waves of enemies, Spartan ops is a misson objective which completes the level when it finishes, very different styles of gameplay!
Shadonic  +   685d ago
Halo 4's story was ok, the execution was pretty bad. Spartan ops could of been great if they had put more thought into missions after the big openers of the month. A more in depth forge with terrain editor tools and having the community work on the maps and vote it while having 343 edit them to fit in with missions could of lead to a larger variety of maps and possibly missions too. Honestly most of it was just good idea and horrid execution and just not enough big thinking.
Ikonic  +   685d ago

How exactly was execution bad? The gameplay and everything was tight. But for me it wasn't halo. Gameplay wise at least. It was far more fast paced than usual. And the story was good, it was just different. If you were looking for the old trilogy it wasn't what you were going to get and people should have known this. It's a new saga for halo, and while many disagree with it, you can't tell me 343i didn't execute their ideas well.

Edit: typos
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BallsEye  +   684d ago
I'm a die hard halo 1 fan, attended many tournaments, got 2nd place in one of them back in the day and yet I believe Halo 4 is best in the series so far. Very refreshing SP, very dynamic MP and best last gen graphics (last levels blew me away and I've played it AFTER I got my next-gen consoles).
aiBreeze  +   685d ago
Come on, this is clearly a BS rumour. 343i have even came out themselves and said they struggled to get Halo 4 out in a timely manner.. seeing how they have roughly two years development time for Halo 5, how can they have grown to the point where they are working on multiple titles? Of course it could mean that's what they are working on after Halo 5 and recruiting early for the conceptional period but realistically speaking, chances are it's a position for Halo 5.
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Abriael  +   685d ago
Normally with job opportunities they don't call already announced games "new experience"

They just tell you what it is.
aiBreeze  +   685d ago
Almost every single developer these days claims their games are new experiences. Seeing as next to nothing is known about the next Halo game, I think calling it a new experience would be fair at this point.
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hellzsupernova  +   685d ago
They are just hiring.

And halo 5 should be at the stage where the writers and artists can move to the next project while the programmers polish and finish the game
Erudito87  +   685d ago
I wonder if this one will be on the pc
toxiichollow  +   685d ago
We all know 343i was made to make Halo,but does anyone think they would make a new IP within the halo universe. I was looking at some of the people employed at 343i, and they're too much talent to only work on halo.
Gooch_suplex_Hold  +   685d ago
"Online Features" Shocking.
Gunstar75  +   685d ago
Please be Halo Wars 2.

That is my most played (on-line) 360 game!!
KratosSaveUs  +   685d ago
After Halo 3 I was really disappointed with Halo Reach/4. They tried to cater it to cod fans too much and it made it easier for noobs. I remember Halo 3 took skill to play.
aiBreeze  +   685d ago
Sad but true.. o man Halo 3 was so much fun, you'd get random people actually using their mics productively trying to encourage teamwork. I remember coming on Saturday and Sunday morning in the UK, it was always a blast as there would always be some drunk North Americans playing and chatting on mic. Nowdays on Halo 4, Mics seem to be exclusively used to either make annoying noises or talk trash.

Then the skill gap in the game.. coming up against someone good always gave me that sense of excitement I used to get.. only Halo 3, CS 1.6, Quake 3 and the original Gears have gave me this feeling and man how I miss it. Getting killed by someone good on that game wasn't because he's a camping loser, nor because he had an OP weapon or some annoying crappy killstreak, it was because he was better than you.
Mikefizzled  +   685d ago
Halo Wars 2. For the love of god please be Halo Wars 2.
CELLA  +   685d ago
i think its a good possible halo wars 2 is coming really soon
TXIDarkAvenger  +   685d ago
It's possible even though Ensemble Studios was shut down, most employees from there were hired at Robot Entertainment.
christocolus  +   685d ago
Awesome. More games in the horizon.
malokevi  +   685d ago
As much as I agree with you... "on the horizon"!!! ;-)

Just sayin is all. I and O are close together on the keyboard, so could be chalked up as a mistake.

...carry on.
Goku781  +   685d ago
They are going to bring Halo, Halo, and Halo. Also Halo the TV show, Halo the cartoon, Halo pajamas, Halo Doritos deals! Halo the board game! Halo the definitive edition! Halo walki talkies! Halo cereal deals, McDonald deals, Titan Fall with a map full of NPC/bots. More Halo book deals, Halo action figures, Halo T shirts, a topped off by more Call of Duty exclusive DLC. It's gonna be a great XBox year. Stay fit with Kinect cause everyone is using it right?
True_Samurai  +   685d ago
This guy right here just showed the true definition of butthurt
Blachek  +   684d ago
He brings many shame.
LogicStomper  +   684d ago
I don't know what's more sad. The fact that he did it so bad or, that people actually agreed with him.
sak500  +   684d ago | Well said
Kilzone, from the legacy of an below average flopped game and yet hyped by the sony as the God's gift to video gamers. At least Halo has come from the biggest brand building legacy.
DomceM  +   685d ago
halo is one of the most over rated games i have ever seen. And i cant stand their alien enemies, which say stupid stuff... it seems like aimed for a 10 year old audience.

Halo music is what was good, and online play was good too... but still. over rated/
Ikonic  +   684d ago
So you hate Sci-fi then? It's most certainly not aimed for a 10 yr audience, it's aimed for competetive players who care about accuracy and team play rather than twitch reactions *cough...CoD...cough*. Lastly to the overrated part, how so? You're saying a game that revolutionized the console shooter scene is overrated? Hard to believe.
DomceM  +   684d ago
actually, I love sci-fi. But i dont like kiddie stupid scifi. Which is what halo is.
16 minutes in. Just listen to those enemies. Lol?

And i am so tired of hearing people say time and time again that halo revolutionized anything. Tell me friend, exactly what is it that halo revolutionized?

Nothing. Nada. It was a decent shooter for xbox, with online play, and good music. Stupid enemies too. Yay soo good. lol. \s
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Ikonic  +   684d ago
Dude... It's Bungie, if you plan on getting Destiny be prepared for that stuff. Also you took a clip from Halo:CE, and yeah its Halo but with 343 the enemies dont sound nearly as dumb. It revolutionized the idea that people would play a console FPS, prior it was all quake and such on computers. People literally brought xbox's to each other's house and did huge lan multiplayer fights. Not only that, Halo introduced the dual stick controls for FPS's on console (meaning using the left stick to move and the right to aim) and the aim assist you see in FPS's now. Yeah you know that little sticky feeling when you are scoping at someone in a game? Thank Halo for that, it's what makes you not want to throw your controller because aiming is annoyingly hard. It was also one of the first games to introduce vehicles in an intelligent way for an FPS. On top of all this it introduced regenerating health. So saying it did nothing is quite the statement.
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LAWSON72  +   685d ago
Wonder if it will have 4v4 and upto 8v8 so everyone goes apes*** because apparently larger player count= next gen
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QuantumWake  +   684d ago
Playlists like Team Slayer, MLG (or Throwdown in H4), etc... should stay 4v4. I mean, why fix what's not broken? On the other hand, game types like Big Team Battle could definitely be a bit bigger if they want. 12v12 would be nice for BTB.
LAWSON72  +   684d ago
I would be pissed to see Halo attempt large teams but you never know 343i did things to Halo that clearly change everything about the way it is played. They seem to want to impress a wider array of people and something like huge Halo battles may sound like a good idea to MS. Though you are right something as large as 12v12 may work as long as the maps are done well
urwifeminder  +   684d ago
Nice will be waiting for this I never finished H4 i was enjoying it but packed my 360 away when I got xb1 looking forward to more though just for online I don't take notice of plot lines.
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ELCUCO  +   684d ago
Halo: Spartan Assault 2 for Windows 8
BX81  +   684d ago
I thought Halo 4 was awesome the online was different. People complain when it's the same (cod) and complain when you change it.
aiBreeze  +   684d ago
People like change when it's for the better.. instant respawn, sprint, prom vision, ordinance drops, none of these changes made Halo a better experience. If you like Halo 4 that's great but many long time Halo fans didn't and the number of players currently playing Halo 4 reflects this.
BX81  +   684d ago
They didn't make it better for you. I respect your opinion but strongly disagree with it. The number of players? I won't speculate on who is playing what and for what reason that is, but riddle me this..... What console game has the highest mp count now?
OpieWinston  +   684d ago
Please PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!
Let this be a MMOFPS...Destiny is pretty much Halo/Borderlands.

Can you imagine playing a game with several factions to choose from...UNSC/Covenant/Third faction of your choice.
You start off as a UNSC soldier and can work your way to become a Spartan with abilities and what not that improve. The game would demand a more diverse weapon system like Borderlands/Destiny but it COULD work. Or you play as a Elite rising through the ranks of a covenant armada that's trying to reside on this planet.

The whole point of Sci-fi is that it's filled with limitless possibilities. If they continue down this ambitious path with Halo they could do SO MUCH. Destiny/The Division/Borderlands 2 have shown that Co-op/Competitive playstyle can work very well whe you add good replay ability and have a strong fanbase.
Convas  +   684d ago
This is subterfuge folks.

Halo 2 Anniversary is coming this year. Halo 5 or what ever the next Halo is, is coming next year.

Mark this post.
TurboDatsunZ  +   684d ago
Great news lol And sorry but in reply to Microsoft "bringing" the games, Sony by far has many more developers under their belt. A landslide amount compared to what Microsoft has, at least for right now.

But Im very much looking to see what Halo 5 shapes into. Im hoping it has the classic feel before reach and 4.
MuhammadJA  +   684d ago
"With Online Features"

REALLY! Awesome! Finally a Halo game with multiplayer!
360ICE  +   684d ago
I know right? Bet it's Halo 6. Or Halo Wars.
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CerealKiller  +   684d ago
Halo One
wotta  +   684d ago
This ad could easily be for the Halo on Xbox One we already know about. It says a new experience, well that's one is it not?
FlyingFoxy  +   684d ago
Yet another Halo? Isn't anyone getting bored of the dullness, drab grey almost colourless war zones yet?

I never got the hype over these games, played all but a couple of hours worth (wasted money) of the first and 3rd game.. i mean they seemed ok i guess, but nothing awesome. It takes forever to kill things with those dumb sheilds.

I tried online MP thinking it would be fun but remembered how long it took to turn around etc.. over a keyboard and mouse. I got over console FPS after the N64 went away personally, i really enjoy certain ones on PC though. But this series is overhyped imho.
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LogicStomper  +   684d ago
I respect your opinion, but I'd have to disagree. I find the game the polar-opposite to dull. If you were going to say the game was dull, Halo Reach would fit the description better in my opinion. Halo takes skill (unlike Call of Duty) to take down the shields and kill. It's far from the 'first person to shoot gets the kill', in fact you could get shot twice or three times and still kill the other guy.

" It takes forever to kill things with those dumb sheilds. "

"I tried online MP thinking it would be fun but remembered how long it took to turn around etc.. over a keyboard and mouse."

First comment is typical of someone new to the series and the latter, expected from a PC gamer. So I wouldn't necessarily say the game is bad due to these two reasons.
hazardman  +   684d ago
A couple hours worth dude, serious?! And when you said the first Halo was ok I had to stop. It was arguably the best 1st person shooter of that gen on consoles. Halo and Dead or Alive 3 were the reason I bought an xbox!
snookiegamer  +   684d ago
Halo 2 remake?
Deeke  +   684d ago
I think the upcoming Halo game won't be a huge deal, and will probably serve as a testbed for 343's forays into next-gen.

I was disappointed with Spartan Assault...I found it to be a cheapening of the franchise tbh. Maybe we'll see something with the Spartan III program in the new game?
Are you shitting me there's 2 halo games being made, talk about a milked franchise! So much for new ip's LOL
etownone  +   684d ago
Haters gonna hate.
Yeah & potatoes are going to potate!! lol
etownone  +   684d ago
I can't emphasize enough how much I love Halo.

Especially last gen...
HALO 3, REACH and 4 were all epic IMHO.

Love the story, co-op campaign and the multiplayer


if FF and MGS can make dozens of game and keep selling.... Then why not
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