The Xbox One launched a few months ago with a title bearing the Halo namesake, but Halo: Spartan Assault wasn't the game in the flagship franchise that players necessarily wanted. But, what can you do? Halo 4 just released in 2012, and a full-fledged follow-up within a year isn't a realistic expectation.
However, 343 Industries might be able to turn one around in two years. In response to a new Halo game not being listed on Microsoft's site as a title to watch out for in 2014, Rob Semsey, Halo senior PR, tweeted "Rest assured your next Halo journey WILL begin in 2014 #staycalm." He further mentioned that it was only omitted because a title for the project had not yet been finalized.
Of course, this somewhat vague statement begs the question "What exactly will this new Halo project be?" Is it Halo 5 which everyone wants? Is it another spin-off game? Maybe it's the Halo television series that was announced at the Xbox One reveal event. Only time will tell, but that time will come sometime in 2014.
There won't be a public beta of the latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection update
7:00 PM on 02.10.2015