Last month, Bungie senior designer Lars Bakken said that Halo: Reach would be the studio's last Halo title. "In terms of Bungie-produced Halo games," the designer stated, "ODST and then Reach is probably all you're going to get."
Microsoft subsidiary 343 Industries is poised to take over the series after the release of first-person-shooter Halo: Reach.
Bungie is back tracking on Bakken's remark and has deployed community and pr director Brian Jarrard to clean up what the senior designer has stated.
"The clarification is we just don't know at this point. I'm not really able to speculate on what we're going to do after Reach," Jarrard told website VideoGamer.com. "I wouldn't confirm or deny at this point. We're really excited to get Reach out the door. Beyond that, we're not at liberty to say right now what's next."
"I think there's a lot of work just to get Reach done between now and next fall. At that point anything's possible. We're going to keep looking at making the games we want to make. Maybe that's Halo. Maybe it's not. We'll have to wait and see."
Maybe that's Halo. Maybe it's not. Maybe today I will eat a ham sandwich. Maybe I won't. You'll have to wait and see.