Halo Xbox One E3 Teaser ‘Wasn’t The Game,’ Halo 2 Remake In Discussion

Remember that sweet teaser you saw during E3 2013 that was sort of Halo 5 but not really? This one, right here?

Well, that wasn’t the actual game, according to Microsoft Game Studios vice president Phil Spencer.

Speaking to IGN, Spencer said, “There was no ambiguity in not putting a number after the game. For me, what we showed wasn’t the game. Nobody should be confused on that. I didn’t really want to try to show something that was clearly a thought piece by the studio around where Master Chief is in his journey, and then drop the name after it and be somewhat disingenuous about that being the game.”

“But I did want Bonnie to come out and say, ‘First-person shooter. Master Chief.,’” Spencer explained. “Because they’ll get the questions – ‘Hey, is this ODST? What are you guys doing?’ Bonnie comes out and reaffirms that 343 is building this game. It’s Master Chief. It’s a first-person shooter at 60 frames per second. It’s coming in 2014.”

So, there you have it. It was just a teaser for whatever Halo game 343 Industries is working on for 2014, which is probably still Halo 5, but could also be Halo: Go Kart Racer.

IGN also asked about the possibility of an Anniversary Edition of Halo 2, seeing as 2014 is the 10-year anniversary of the original Halo 2, after all.

“I’ll be open,” Spencer answered. “We have discussions about it. It’s more about the right time and making sure that we really would do the right thing for the franchise.”

“The Halo Anniversary that we did was as much about the launch of the first Xbox as well. It was a culmination of many things coming together. It would probably run out of steam if we were trying to think about, ‘Okay, what’s 10 years old now?’ It’s definitely more from the game itself, the experience that we’re able to bring to market. Less about ‘Is the last digit a zero?’ in terms of its anniversary.”

Either way, 2014 looks like a good year for Halo fans.

  • BOSS jediZOHAN

    Wait, so Master Chief isn’t really a Jawa? UNSUB!

  • Alex Melendez

    Halo Go Kart Racer Pre Ordered.

    • dieger

      only if blue plasma turtle she- i mean grenades are nerfed

  • dieger

    …..then why FUCKING MAKE IT?

    • Dirtknap

      I’m really not surprised, seems as if Spencer and Mattrick have been hitting the bath salts, “O hai guise, btw, Halo”

      • dieger

        “btw 24 hour DRM and TELEVISION!”

    • James Sterling

      Probably because they wanted to show the consumers and Halo fanbase that they are, in fact, working on something. It’s a marketing tactic. Would you rather they just sat idly by and not said a damn thing up until release day?

      Besides, you can’t watch that video and tell me that the rendering and direction in it isn’t amazing.

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  • ScavHD

    What i want is a fucking halo game on the PC…..

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  • zacflame

    so the point of the original ad is saying “hey guys! halo! (please don’t get mad about anything like DRM)”

  • Hodor


    • Kyle Jackson

      I feel your pain Hodor.

  • WarHero

    TBH,I’m getting tired of Halo. When Halo 4 was coming out it had my anticipation but after I played I got simply bored of it. It didn’t capture the magic when I played Halo before and seeing this new Halo is a meh to me.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/THEL3GITPRO Nate

    Halo is a slow dying franchise, the devs need to look at the stars more *cough* destiny waits 😉

  • Edward Buchanan

    Have you seen Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn? It’s a great adaptation from the game. Check it out here – http://www.halo4forwarduntodawn.co.uk