MS: Rate of Halo releases to be more frequent than before

Microsoft sounds like they are going to start taking a page out of Bobby Kotick’s playbook and pursue a more aggressive production schedule for the Halo franchise now that 343 Industries has taken over the reigns from Bungie. In an interview with IGN, Microsoft Game Studios Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer expressed that the wait between Halo games will not be as lengthy as it has often been.

There’s no explicit strategy that says we’re to ship a Halo game every year. I will say I think one Halo game every three years — which was kind of our old cadence – is probably not frequent enough.

Spencer went on to praise Activision’s strategy of annualized releases. He noted that while he had doubts as to whether product quality would suffer due to a hurried production schedule, Activision seems to be pulling it off.

Do you guys get enough of the Haloez to keep you satisfied, or do you prefer the recent annual double-team of ODST and Reach? 

MS: One Halo Game Every Three Years Not Frequent Enough [IGN]

Conrad Zimmerman