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Is 'Halo 5' a Microsoft in-joke?

TechRadar:
A Halo 5 logo has been spotted on an Xbox 360 screen at Microsoft's Redmond, Washington offices, which begs the question: whatever happened to Halo 4?

Channel 4 News managed to spot the Halo 5 logo on a recent press visit to Microsoft HQ.

However, there are some in the games industry that suspect this is little more than a clever in-joke from the folks at Microsoft. If so, we don't seem to be laughing.

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Kon2500d ago

Halo1
Halo2
Halo3
HaloODST
Halo Reach
Halo 6

lol

Rush2500d ago

You don't count game's like that, ODST and Reach are side games, the next Halo if released would be Halo 4 not 5...

R2D22500d ago

@Kon

Metal Gear Solid (Japanese)
Metal Gear Solid: Integral (Japanese)
Metal Gear: Ghost Babel
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Metal Gear Acid
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Acid 2
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops+
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Metal Gear Solid Touch
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Metal Gear Solid: Rising

So why is MGS Guns of the Patriots number 4?

MintBerryCrunch2500d ago

you just rambled off a bunch of PSP games along with console games...every game in his list is a console game

Munky2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

God of War
God of War II
God of War: Betrayal
God of War: Chains of Olympus
God of War Collection
God of War III
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
-----------------------------
Resistance: Fall of Man
Resistance 2
Resistance 3
Resistance: Retribution

lol ;)

We can go on and on... it's a business. If game or series proves that it can bring in money, you can count on a sequel to be made.

MicroSony4Life2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

Contents [hide]
1 Platform series
1.1 2D Mario Platformers
1.2 3D Mario Platformers
1.3 Spinoffs
1.4 Platform Remakes
2 Role-Playing Games (RPG)
2.1 Super Mario RPG
2.2 Paper Mario Series
2.3 Mario & Luigi Series
3 Mario Party series
4 Sports series
4.1 Mario Kart series
4.2 Mario Golf series
4.3 Mario Tennis series
4.4 Mario Strikers series
4.5 Mario Baseball series
4.6 Mario Basketball
4.7 Mario & Sonic series
4.8 Other Mario Sports
4.9 Super Smash Bros. series
5 Puzzle series
5.1 Dr. Mario series
5.2 Mario vs. Donkey Kong series
5.3 Mario's Picross series
5.4 Mario & Wario
5.5 Hotel Mario
5.6 Wrecking Crew series
6 Licensed educational Mario Games
7 Cancelled Mario games
7.1 Super Mario's Wacky Worlds
7.2 Super Mario 64 2
7.3 Super Mario 128

LOL.

n4f2499d ago

LMAOOOO i had to laught.
i still dont know what game your talking about///s

RankFTW2500d ago

Half-Life
Half-Life: Opposing Force
Half-Life: Blue Shift
Half-Life: Decay
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 Episode 1
Half-Life 2 Episode 2
Half-Life 2 Episode 3 (I wish)

Godmars2902500d ago

You do realize that ODST is a sidestory right? Pretty sure Bungie said so themselves, so there's no reason MS wouldn't think otherwise.

At the very least then, Halo 5 would at least be placeholder if not lazy code name.

Kon2500d ago

I was just joking, i know about this.

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OllieBoy2500d ago

Of course it's a joke. I mean a Halo sequel? Has it ever been done??

ksense2500d ago

not rly just hd remakes of halo 1 :P

MAJ0R2500d ago

it could be them trolling but huge corporation can still screw up

Zack_Fair2500d ago

4 halos in this gen. (3, odst, wars and reach)
maybe the "5" be the next.

ManBearPork2500d ago

Comparing Halo wars to the others isn't really fair. Thats like saying Warcraft and world of warcraft are the same game.

2 real Halos this gen. (3 and reach)
1 expansion (see the name Halo3:ODST)

Halo wars just shares the name. RTS- ensemble / FPS Bungie

XRider2500d ago

That's why they call them "franchises" and they "all" milk them to death. That's right Sony, MS, Nintendo, Activision, and EA all "MILK" franchises. People that use the milked card remind me of people who say "I would never steal anything" then go home and download movies and music from torrent sites.

Then some people say things like this

"How to reboot a franchise like Final Fantasy?"

or

"But of course.
I'm buying all the collections.
All collections with two or three games and an irresistible price.
Support trophies for each game.

But I really wanted was a collection of Final Fantasy X and XII. (I dispense X-2)
I hope that Square decides to launch"

like the above cough Zack_Fair. The color "hypocrite" doesn't look good on anybody.