Bungie today side-stepped a previous statement and said it would not rule out developing another Halo game after Halo: Reach this coming fall.
Bungie’s Brian Jarrard said thoughts about ending the series entirely are “premature.”
“You know, it might be premature to say we’ll never ever, ever make a Halo game again. We sort of have a little special place for Halo in our hearts. But for the foreseeable future, this [Halo Reach] is it.”
Jarrard added that there’s an inherent pressure built in to designing the “final” game of the franchise but he’s not worried.
“There is a degree of pressure there but I also think that inspires our team. If we don’t ever come back to Halo again, we better damn well make sure that our last game is the best one ever. Let’s set that bar really high and at least leave our fans something really special.”
Well, I expected Bungie to back off the “this is our last Halo game” statement, but this is certainly not a guarantee of another Bungie-developed Halo title.