Halo 4 is the beginning of a new trilogy for Microsoft’s biggest franchise, with ideas for Halo 5 and Halo 6 already in the works. Still, 343 Industries says they’ll have to go through the creative process before definitively nailing things down.
“We have a definite story arc in mind,” said 343 studio creative director Josh Holmes. “We have a very, very clear vision and understanding of the story for Halo 4 obviously and as you go further out from that point into the saga it obviously becomes a little looser.”
“Everything that we’ve created has been designed with constancy and tie-ins to the existing cannon,” he added . “So all of the historical cannon that comes before this game has been taken into account and connects in meaningful ways. And there’s been a lot of work that we’ve put in to building the franchise. Specifically, Frank O’Connor and the franchise team have been developing the fiction that surrounds the franchise and they’ve put a lot of effort into creating those tie-ins to the things that we’re building for Halo 4. That’s something that we’ve partnered together on for the last several years.”