No more Halo spin-offs

343 Industries, developers of the Halo franchise now that Bungie left it on their doorstep during a rainstorm, say there will be no more Halo spin-offs like Halo 3: ODST or Halo 3: Cortana Loves Chachi, at least for the time being. Franchise development director Frank O’Connor told Official Xbox Magazine that they are “not working on any side stories as games at the moment,” though added that “[t]here’ll certainly be more Halo fiction entering the universe […] but we’ve no new games to announce right now.”

O’Connor assured, however, that the Halo mythos will live on: “I think that there are a lot of questions that fans of the series want answered, and we’ll certainly be in the business of answering those questions,” he stated. “But we would be lazy and very lacking in imagination if we didn’t inject lots of brand new questions into the universe, and enigma, mystery, and awe are at the heart of what drives the fiction.” Sound familiar, Lost fans?