With the impending release of Halo 3: ODST, developer Bungie isn't keen to start blabbing about next year's Reach title, but they do admit it could get a co-op Firefight mode.
Firefight is ODST's co-operative mode that covers 10 maps, and so if it "gets a lot of traction" it's likely to have "a good future home" in Reach. Bungie has "no plans" for ODST DLC.
"Obviously right now what we're excited about is the impending launch of ODST, so we don't want to totally start talking about next year's model before this one's even off the assembly line," said Bungie community man Brian Jarrard at PAX, reports .
"But there is a beta that's coming next year, so all you've got to do is sit tight. If you want to be part of Reach from the very beginning then you want to make sure you keep an ODST disc handy."
As for talk of DLC for ODST, fans might be a little disappointed...
"The number one question these days is whether we're going to do DLC for ODST and add more Firefight maps. Right now we honestly have no plans to do that because we have another huge game in the works," explained Jarrard, referring of course to Reach.
"I can't talk too much about Reach specifics, but hopefully the game mode's going to be received as well we think it will be, and people are going to enjoy it."
"I don't think we've ever been known to really take things away from each successive release, so I think it's safe to say that if Firefight gets a lot of traction and people love it, it probably has a good future home in our next title as well," revealed the Bungie man.
Halo 3: ODST is being exclusively released on Xbox 360 this September 22nd. Check out clip below for some Firefight 101, and why pre-ordering lands you a 'cigar chomper'.