There’s no denying that the Halo franchise is a powerhouse for Xbox. After all, the series has sold over 70 million copies since it hit the market back in 2001.
However, fans were dealt a disappointing blow when developers 343 Industries announced that there will be no Halo 6, the highly anticipated next installment of the series, featured at this year’s E3 conference in June.
Now, some fans were undoubtedly disappointed by the announcement. But on the flip side, this could actually work in Microsoft’s favor.
This might not be a bad thing after all
If the marketing is true, Microsoft is planning a massive showing at the E3 conference next month.
Since the reveal of Project Scorpio weeks ago, speculators have worried about the lack of titles to be featured on Microsoft’s latest console and the absence of their biggest first person shooter seems like another blow.
However, it’s doubtful that Microsoft would plan the reveal of Project Scorpio without some impressive games to go with it. What would be the point of the most powerful console ever with no game to back it up?
Some speculate that this could also open the doors for some new, powerhouse franchises specifically designed for 4k gaming.
Halo 6 will come eventually
We can all assume that Halo 6 has simply been delayed. Eventually, we’ll get the announcement of its release, and as they say – better late than never.
The inner rebel in me does wonder if the announcement of ‘no Halo 6 at E3’ is to completely surprise fans with a Halo 6 reveal. The deception would be entertaining, for sure. But I’m not sure Microsoft would actually go that far.
No matter what happens, Microsoft seems pretty confident about their upcoming E3 showing and chances are, they’ll have some impressive games to reveal alongside Project Scorpio.