If you have been following the HALO video game developments then there is no doubt that you have heard Bungie say:
“Halo: Reach will be Bungie’s last Halo game,”
Which is just one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. Are they really going to give up on their most successful franchise? There is still so much life in the Halo franchise, so much more of that world to explore. I for one would love to see the story continue and how much better, and more awesome they can make the game. Bungie community director Brian Jarrard added some clarification to the statement regarding Reach being their last Halo game.
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. 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.
Sure, they can continue to make more and different games, but Halo has a built in fan base that will guarantee sales... big sales, whereas some of the other games they make wont have the same effect Halo does, even though they will most likely be really good. I think they should make some new games. I'm sure the have some great ideas up their sleeve.
Personally I think we will see Bungie develop more Halo games. Maybe we wont see another Halo game from Bungie for a few years, because they will probably be working on some other things. In the meantime, we have ODST and Reach to look forward to!
What are your thoughts?