Microsoft Won't Showcase 'Halo 6' For E3 2017

By Michael Augustin , Updated May 15, 2017 03:48 AM EDT

"Halo 5" launched about two years ago for the Xbox One and fans of the popular shooter have patiently waited for the next installment. 343 Industries took the helm from Bungie and developed "Halo 4" for the Xbox 360 and the fifth game for the newer console. While Microsoft has already shared its press conference schedule for the upcoming E3 2017, it seems that "Halo 6" will not be part of its agenda come June.

According to Brian Jarrard, 343 Industries community manager, "Halo 6" will not be showcased at E3 2017 and no announcement about the sequel will available anytime soon. Jarrad reportedly took to Reddit under the name ske7ch343 and said, "I'll slip into my Dreamcrusher persona for a minute in the name of realistic expectations." Game Rant notes that the community manager promises "a little something" instead for E3. However, "it's not related to the next major entry in the franchise," adds Jarrard.

It is admittedly disappointed for fans of the Halo franchise as 343 Industries have not hinted of any plans to share any information about "Halo 6". Meanwhile, some fans are happy about the developer's decision to honestly set expectations. Their announcement about the release date is also expected to prevent rumors from spreading about the next "Halo" installment.

Sources also suspect that the absence of "Halo 6" hopefully means that 343 industries might be working on something new. The "Halo" series was just recently added to the video game hall of fame. It could also mean that the developer wants to take more time to ensure that the next installment could really impress its fans. Additionally, some fans also expect the developer to make an announcement about the sequel sometime this year.

Other than the announcement of "Halo 6", Microsoft fans are without a doubt excited to finally see the Project Scorpio in action. Just recently, Gamenguide reported that the company has officially shared photos and a video of the new console's dev kit. Based on the feedback from the community, it seems that almost everyone wants the OLED status screen to remain in the final production model of their next flagship game system.

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