Halo: Reach has just launched, but Microsoft are already talking about what the are expecting from the Halo franchise in the coming years.
Speaking to IGN, Phil Spencer the corporate vice president for Microsoft Game Studios said "There's no explicit strategy that says we're to ship a Halo game every year."
"I will say I think one Halo game every three years - which was kind of our old cadence - is probably not frequent enough"
It's actually been a trend in recent years, with Halo Wars, Halo 3: ODST and now Halo: Reach, all coming in the last three years. And while this isn't a model Spencer initially wanted, he sought inspiration from the Call of Duty franchise.
"I used to look at annual releases of non-sports games as people just trying to milk me. I figured nobody had enough time to do a good job, and all of the negatives that we would associate with those kinds of scenarios," said Spencer. "Kudos to Activision because they've done a good job building a good game, continuing to release each year and I think the fans feel like it's a good thing that they do that."
So, does this mean we can expect another Halo game next year?