As spotted by IGN, a new job listing from 343 Industries reveals that the team is working on another Halo project outside of Halo Infinite. If we’re going off the job listing on its own, it’s impossible to say what this new Halo game is exactly.
However, there were a few tweets and rumors that cropped up late last year (as reported on by VG24/7 and mentioned by IGN) suggesting 343 Industries could be working on not one, but two “spin-off titles” for Halo.
343 Industries Working On Another New Halo Game
In a job listing for 343 Industries posted by Microsoft, we see confirmation of a new Halo game that currently needs a Producer to aid in its development.
“343 Industries is looking for a Producer to help develop a new project in the Halo universe. This is your chance to work on one of the most exciting and creative intellectual properties in the industry with one of the industry’s most talented teams.”
The words “develop a new project in the Halo universe” have fans speculating over what exactly this new project could be. In the past, rumors have suggested two "spin-off titles" from 343 Industries, so it’s possible this project is one of these spin-offs.
Of the spin-offs that were rumored, one pointed to Halo Wars 3, while the other hinted at a game that follows Firetime Osiris and their activities during the events of Halo Infinite.
Given the dedicated fan base that Halo Wars has, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see a Halo Wars 3 announcement pop up. However, a game that ties into Firetime Osiris and Halo Infinite doesn’t feel as likely to us given that Halo Infinite was delayed to Fall 2021.
We imagine that right now, Halo Infinite is 343 Industries’ sole focus. The team will want to make sure everything goes smoothly ahead of the game's release as they know how much the project means to fans, and how some were disappointed after seeing eight minutes of the campaign demo last July.
Speaking of disappointment, for those worrying this new Halo project could just be an unexciting mobile tie-in or something of that nature, the job listing directly mentions “shipping AAA current generation games” which indicates this project is being developed for a console release.
Another section of the job listing notes, “You should be able to drive a talented team to produce AAA entertainment experiences.”
Digging for clues, we stumbled across an interesting note in a Halo Waypoint blog post from February 5 regarding flighting and development updates for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Alongside standard stuff like adding keybindings and unlocking the FOV slider when Xbox Series X | S consoles are set to 120Hz, we see the following:
“And maybe a new place and way to play.”
Where else could they be planning to port Halo: The Master Chief Collection? The game is already available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Windows PC, and a part of Microsoft’s xCloud.
It’s possible 343 Industries is planning to release the collection on Nintendo Switch, although as of right now, nothing has been confirmed. If that were to be the case though, it might make something like Halo Wars 3 all the more likely.
Should 343 Industries port Halo: The Master Chief Collection to Switch and have it run well and generally be received well, we imagine the Halo Wars games could also make their way to Switch eventually. Why not, you know?
We’re going way, way out into left field with this one, but it’s something worth thinking about in terms of what 343 Industries has up their sleeves with this new Halo project they're working on and how it ties into things they’re currently doing at the company.
We don’t anticipate hearing any concrete info about the new Halo project 343 Industries has planned any time soon given they’re only in the planning and hiring phase at this point. That said, we can’t help but sit here and think of the possibilities as we wait to find out more about the “new place and way to play” for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and what the final release date will be for Halo Infinite.
We’re also curious to hear your thoughts on the matter. Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think this new Halo project could be from 343 Industries, and how it might connect with other things the company is currently working on.