A few days ago, 343 Industries revealed Halo: Fireteam Raven, which is a cool arcade cabinet develop by arcade moguls Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix together with 343 Industries. Although the new arcade game looks fun and all, several fans of the franchise wondered whether the game’s developer has focused their resources on the arcade game rather than on Halo 6, or whatever the next main installment in the franchise will be called, but for now, let’s just settle at Halo 6.
Now, Halo community manager Brian Jarrard revealed to Twitter that Fireteam Raven did not affect the team on 343 Industries that is hard at work on Halo 6. Jarrard made it clear that Fireteam Raven was made by Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix. Of course, 343 Industries was involved in the process, but actual work and development were done by the arcade companies.
PSA: Fireteam Raven has zero impact on the 343 development team which has already been working on the next console game. H:FR is built by an external arcade developer. Just like the Halo books or toys aren’t being created _instead of_ the next Halo game. Plenty to go around 😉— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) May 18, 2018
I get that ppl are just super eager for any info on the next “real” game, but I don’t get the blind outrage at a totally separate cool thing that a lot of ppl will enjoy 🤨 Hmm that makes me sound old.— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) May 18, 2018
Given that Halo 5 was released three years ago, and Halo 4 and 5 also has a three-year gap, it looks like this year is the perfect time for Microsoft to start stirring up some hype for Halo 6. Good thing that E3 is coming up in a few weeks from now, which will be the perfect venue for Microsoft to do the reveal.
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