Bungie have to be tired of Halo. Since breaking up with Microsoft — they needed some space — the studio has put out several map packs and continued to balance and reorganize the multiplayer features of Halo 3. Before the third iteration of the shooter series, Bungie worked like madmen to finish Halo 2 and its post-release content.
And they’re still not done. Halo 3’s Mythic map pack looms and the Halo: ODST expansion (of sorts) is on the horizon. Essentially, it’s all Master Chief and no play for Bungie.
Yet, it appears that ODST could be Bungie’s last hurrah in the Halo universe or at the very least, the last of their work with Halo 3. “Overall though, we are viewing the ODST campaign and the included multiplayer maps as the final exclamation point in our ongoing efforts to extend the Halo 3 experience,” Bungie’s Brian Jarrad told IGN. “We’re really grateful to our fans for standing by Halo 3 for so long and continuing such strong support.”
Gearbox is long rumored to be working on Halo 4, which relieves Bungie of delivering the next big Halo game. Will Bungie take a break and hang up the green helmet after ODST? It seems likely. Imagine eating the same thing everyday for a few years.