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Former Bungie employee Joseph Staten is writing 1 of 5 Halo novels for 2015

343's Frank O'Connor reveal today that 5 Halo novels will release this year.

Halo: New Blood by New York Times bestselling author Matt Forbeck – a digital-first short novel released on March 2, 2015, ON SALE NOW!

Halo: Hunters in the Dark by New York Times bestselling author Peter David – a full-length novel on sale June 16, 2015

Halo: Saint’s Testimony by 343 Industries Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor – a digital single on sale July 27, 2015

Halo: Last Light by New York Times bestselling author Troy Denning – a full-length novel on sale September 7, 2015

Halo: Shadow of Intent by New York Times bestselling author Joseph Staten – a digital-first novella on sale December 7, 2015!

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Spurg894d ago

Does this mean Joseph Staten is back working on Halo...If he's writing a novel for Halo its most likely.
For people who don't know he was the writer for Halo games...he was the writer and director for Destiny but quit a year before release...he left perhaps because they hindered with the story he was writing...maybe that why Destiny story is all told in a different way.

christocolus894d ago

According to the statement issued by MS last year,he will be working on various MS game franchises and i think that includes Halo.

Spurg894d ago

I think he is more involved in Halo (although I wished he wasn't and worked on something new).
Microsoft needs to start a new studio with him and make him work on a new IP.

otherZinc893d ago

This is great! M$ really understands why investing in its main property is terrific for consumers.

Having Joseph Staten back after leaving Bungie over a year ago was pivotal for the Halo Universe.

M$ has 2 great writers making greatness for its top franchise in Frank O'Connor & Joseph Staten, on Halo.

The Halo Universe has a bunch of material for awesome Campaign play.

aviator189894d ago

That is pretty freaking sweet.

linkenski893d ago

If Joseph Staten ends up writing Halo 5 or 6 people are gonna be full of joy. I know Reach wasn't that good but that style of prose Joseph has is just excellent and Iconic for Halo and something that was really missing in H4.

Elit3Nick893d ago

I need to read New Blood, especially since it has Buck as the central character and he might become a spartan. I really hope he appears in future halo games with Nathan Fillion reprising his role.