Recently we heard the announcement of the new Halo game titled Halo: Fireteam Raven. This on-rail shooter arcade game comes from 343 Industries, who is working alongside Play Mechanix and Raw Thrills. You’ll play as one of the ODST fighting alongside Master Chief during the events of Halo: Combat Evolved. While this was an exciting announcement for some, others were worried that this would slow down development on the next core Halo game, Halo 6 (or whatever it will be titled).

Well, put down your torches and pitchforks. The developer confirmed that the development of Halo 6 will NOT be affected by the release of Halo: Fireteam Raven. A tweet from Halo community manager, Brian Jarrard, eased the minds of fans, confirming that Fireteam Raven “has zero impact on the 343 development team which has already been working on the next console game.”

Jarrard relates the new game to the books or toys, saying it’s being created “along with” and not “instead of”. Hopefully this sets everyone’s minds at ease.

The news that the development team will be able to keep their full attention on the game is good news, especially since the reviews for Halo 5: Guardians, got some pretty mixed reviews, to say the least.

Halo 6 gives 343 another chance to get the series back on track, so being able to give it their full attention is in their best interest.

With the announcement of this new arcade game, it gives fans hope that Halo 6 isn’t far behind. There have been rumors around the content including a virtual reality feature to being released at 4k resolution and 60fps.

We did get confirmation that split screen will be returning for this Halo. At DICE last year, Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Industries announced “We will always have split-screen support going forward”. So we know they are at least taking a step in the right direction.

 

Author: Albert “Beartoe” Hellebuick

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