Halo Xbox One Story Details and Release Date Leaked?


The first story details for Halo for Xbox One have reportedly been revealed on the Microsoft Store.

According to a screengrab from AllGamesBeta, Microsoft posted an entry on their site detailing the next game in the Halo series, the first in the series to appear on Xbox One. The entry reportedly had this to say about the upcoming game: 

“In possession of a mysterious data chip, Petty Officer John-117, aka Master Chief, confronts a new battery of challenges and tests in a Herculean effort to stay alive in a galaxy where sentient life is mercilessly hunted. Pre-order the next chapter in the wildly popular Halo series designed exclusively for Xbox One.”

The entry also gives a release date of 12/31/14 and a look at the placeholder box art, which is simply the word 'Halo' against a backdrop of that white sand we saw in the game's E3 reveal.

Developers 343 Industries have previously said that the next Halo game will NOT be Halo 5, so we're still unsure of what direction they're taking the series in. If this report is to be believed (and AllGamesBeta is a particularly reliable source of information, so I'm inclined to think that it's true), then it sounds like they're not exactly heading in unfamiliar territory. Rest assured, folks, we're probably not getting another Halo Wars.

So, if this report is correct, surely this adds more stoke to the fire of my claim that we'll see the next Halo at PAX Prime 2013?