Personalized MS press badge hints at E3 Halo reveal

My pass for Microsoft’s E3 press conference just arrived, and it’s the first multiple choice badge I’ve received for any event.

The Mad Libs-style pass comes with blank spaces for various things including: “Status,” “Favorite hero,” “Accessory of choice,” “Master of,” “Motto,” and “Today’s Perk.” The accompanying stickers allow for attendees to personalize their passes, with references to Gears of War, Tomb Raider, Batman, and the Star Wars Kinect game announced at last E3.

Most interesting, however, is the inclusion of multiple stickers that reference Microsoft’s blockbuster Halo franchise. While nothing has been announced at this time, it’s been rumored the publisher may be ready to reveal its next big title in the Halo universe. We’ve been hearing everything from an HD remake of 2001’s Halo: Combat Evolved, to a game that fully utilizes Microsoft’s hands-free Kinect.

While a simple “choose your own adventure” sticker badge isn’t confirmation, it’s certainly opening the floor for some good old fashioned speculation. Microsoft’s conference kicks off E3, taking place on the morning of Monday, June 6. If I can figure out what my perk is that day, we’ll be there.

Nick Chester