No one has heard anything about Microsoft’s Halo TV series in years, but apparently it’s still happening. The tech giant confirmed the show is still in development and still working with Steven Spielberg while speaking with AR12Gaming. 343 Industries, the Microsoft Studios subsidiary in charge of the franchise, claimed the team is taking their time to make sure the project will meet fans’ expectations.
With so much time since any whisper of news — and several scrapped Microsoft projects — some fans just assumed the company quietly cancelled the series and hoped no one would notice. But they noticed. Thankfully, after AR12Gaming reached out to them, a spokesperson gave a concise statement to comfort worried fans.
“Progress on the Halo television series continues,” a Microsoft spokesperson and 343 Industries rep told AR12Gaming. “We want to ensure we’re doing this the right way together with a team of creative partners that can help us build the best Halo series that fans expect and deserve. We have no further details to share at this time.”
Those “creative partners” are TV network Showtime and industry legend Steven Spielberg. No other details — like a release window — were given, but it’s nice to know the project isn’t dead. We don’t even know the plot, though the game series’ story of Master Chief seems like it could be portrayed on television if done properly.
When discussing the Halo TV series some years back, project members said the show would be inspired by Breaking Bad, Band of Brothers, and Game of Thrones. If they can make a show to rival those blockbusters — and with Steven Spielberg on board, there’s hope — Halo fans should be plenty satisfied.
Though the details are scarce, it’s good to hear the team is working to ensure a high quality product. They are trying to follow up the masterpiece that is Red vs. Blue after all…