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The "Next Halo Journey" Begins This Year, Says Microsoft

Folks got concerned when the word "Halo" wasn't on a list of upcoming games in an official Microsoft Xbox One update. Fret not, Master Chief lovers, you'll get your Spartan on this year, according to an Microsoft representative.


In a post that stated the Redmond-based tech giant sold more than three million Xbox Ones last year, Xbox marketing bigwig wrote the following:

We're excited for the year ahead and will be working hard to bring Xbox One to more fans and more markets around the globe. 2014 will be a promising year with many more great games on the way for Xbox One including "Titanfall," "Watch_Dogs," "Project Spark," "Sunset Overdrive," "Tom Clancy's The Division," "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt," "Destiny," "Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare," and "The Elder Scrolls Online," among others. More games, more features, more content, more fun – all coming your way this year.


People furrowed their brows at the apparent omission of Microsoft's premier first-party franchise but a tweet from Xbox PR manager Rob Semsey soothed any concern that players might not see the Chief in 2014.

Microsoft Studios chief Phil Spencer has previously talked about the timing needed to get full-sized Halo games onto Xbox hardware and, with 2012's Halo 4 in the rear view mirror, a new entry in the series sure seems likely for this year.

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Sales for this will be dramatically lower than 4. They really destroyed the core values of multiplayer that Halo had, and I think most of the audience noticed.