343 setting realistic expectations
Xbox’s biggest character won’t be at the year’s biggest video game show. Master Chief will be standing on the sidelines, not helping anchor Microsoft’s efforts at E3 2017. (Well, unless he ends up part of some offshoot project.)
A 343 Industries employee confirmed that Xbox is not bringing Halo 6 to E3 this year. “We’ll have a little something at E3 but it’s not related to the next major entry in the franchise,” Halo community manager Brian Jarrard said on reddit. Some potential candidates for that “little something” might be: Halo Wars 2 DLC, Halo esports stuff, or maybe something virtual reality-related with Xbox app on Oculus.
What it definitely won’t be is Halo 6, though. Really, we could’ve seen that coming. Halo 5 released in 2015 and there’s almost always at least three years between major Halo titles (with two years between Reach and Halo 4 being the only major exception). Master Chief will have to wait until 2018 or longer. In the meantime, Xbox needs someone else to step up and fill his big green shoes.
Halo Community Update – May 11th, 2017 [reddit]