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Halo 6 Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon – Why That’s a Good Thing

So for whatever wack ass reason people over on the Xbox One and Halo subreddits are just now learning that Halo 6 isn’t coming anytime soon despite this being old news already.

I figured that meant this was worth covering once again as either it wasn’t announced well enough last time, the majority of people missed it, or for whatever other reason. So let’s begin with a quote from Halo Waypoint.

It’s been made clear that we won’t be talking about Halo’s next major title for quite some time. And no, that doesn’t mean Gamescom. Or PAX. Trust us, when we’re ready to begin pulling back that proverbial curtain, you’ll know. It won’t be soon.

So there you have it, Halo 6 won’t be at any of the year’s remaining major gaming conventions and probably won’t be shown off this year at all. The Video Game Awards occur pretty late in the year, usually in December so that’d be a decent time to show something off but even then it’s unlikely. The reason why is because head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, recently stated how in the future he’s planning on showing off games more closer to release apposed to showing us 1,2,3 years early.

The last time we saw a Halo game super early was with the Master Chief poncho trailer and that was 3 years before Halo 5’s launch. Come release we’re all pissed Halo 5 resembled nothing in the trailer or advertising, it’s obvious they’re avoiding that this time and giving us news once things are more final.

The last thing we need is another Halo title launching broken (MCC) or with a lack of content (Halo 5), so the next game can take as much time as necessary in my book.

People want games out as soon as possible then act surprised when it isn’t everything it should or could be at launch. Good games take time. And what 343 needs to do is take all the time they need.

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