'Halo' Latest News, Relase Date & Update: Steven Spielberg-directed 'Halo' TV Series Still in Development

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Aug 08, 2016 09:17 AM EDT

Fans of the Bungie first-shooter game "Halo" would be glad to know that the Steven Spielberg-dircted TV series is still a go, as per Xbox Head, Phil Spencer. Last week, a fan bluntly asked Spencer via Twitter, "What's going on with the Halo TV series Phil? Is it dead?" and he responded with a quick, one-word reply: "Alive."

According to Gamerant, this would be the first time Xbox or anyone directly involved in the project has made new information about the project public. In fact, the last fans heard of the Steven Spielberg-directed TV series is that it was still in development as of last year, when Showtime President David Nevins admitted during the Television Critics Association press tour that the project is still underway.

The Steven Spielberg-directed TV series on "Halo" was first unveiled in May 2013, with a video of the director himself talking about the project. Three years later, there's no release date in sight, or any updates for that matter. No news regarding scriptwriters nor a cast has been released. What could possibly be causing the delay?

On the game end of "Halo," the fifth installment called "Halo 5: Guardians" was released by Microsoft in October last year, when it became the fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive game to date. It also earned recognition as te best-selling digital title for that platform. The next installment in the "Halo" series will come in February next year, when "Halo Wars 2," the sequel to 2009's "Halo Wars," will debut.

Meanwhile, the Academy Award-winning Spielberg seems to have a lot on his plate these days, as he will be producing Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight," which brings back Mark Wahlberg to the world of the very much alive robots, and "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara," which he both directed and produced. Both films are coming out in 2017. He is also directing and producing 2018's "Ready Player One" and will serve as executive producer for the highly anticipated "Jurassic World" sequel.

As for the "Halo" TV series, it seems that fans will have to wait and see for further updates from Xbox and Showtime.

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