The games industry has a select few brands the rise above the medium, to the point where even non-gamers have heard of the name. Mario, Madden, Gran Turismo, and Halo would certainly be among those. Halo is crucially important as a brand and franchise to Microsoft and even though Bungie has moved on, you can bet that Microsoft and 343 Industries will do everything they can to keep Halo front and center.

New job postings {link no longer active} at 343 Industries have revealed that Microsoft is already looking to beef up the team in several key areas as it starts working on the “next big Halo project,” which would be the first without series creator Bungie. 343 is hiring for positions within multiplayer design, effects artistry, mission design and others.