343 Industries working on Halo 5 for Xbox 720

That title is a little too number-filled. Sorry about that, but it’s the best I can do.

According to an article from Examiner.com, 343 Industries is taking on the immense task of beginning the development of Halo 5. Franchise development director Frank O’Connor recently discussed the title in an interview with the Seattle Times.

“We’ve done as much prototyping and storytelling and the future arc of the universe as we have on technology… So we’re definitely working on the future but in some ways it’s technologically agnostic at this point… We definitely have a lot of smart people inside the studio and outside the studio thinking about future technology and future development for sure.”

As you can probably tell, the discussion is incredibly technology dependent. It almost sounds like the design/dev team is a bit stifled by their inability to tie the project to any sort of hardware guidelines. This makes perfect sense considering the game is planning to be released on Xbox 720, and Microsoft has been extremely ‘hush-hush’ when it comes to their new piece of tech.

While there might be some pretty severe implications that you can draw from O’Connor’s decisions to leak information about the new development process, I think I’ll stay away from that hornet’s nest.

Perhaps we should just be happy that the Halo series is continuing, and that its next iteration will be available on Xbox 720.