With Halo Infinite due out on Xbox and PC sometime in the next couple of years, fans are ready to start getting excited about Halo again - but the co-creator of the series is warning fans to temper their hype, as he believes the next Halo game is in a "no win" situation.
Ex-Bungie Creative Director Marcus Lehto, the "father of Master Chief", took to Twitter for a quick AMA - where he said that he believes that not only is Halo Infinite in a no-win situation, the game (or the next Halo game) may be a re-imagining or reboot of the series.
Marcus Lehto was creative director on the original Halo games at Bungie, and was the co-creator of Halo and Master Chief. He's no longer with Bungie, and Halo is at 343 Studios instead, but on the anniversary of Halo Reach (the last Halo game made by Bungie) Lehto took to Twitter to answer fan questions about the games. The Twitter thread is long but very interesting, and possibly his most intriguing answers are about the next Halo game - Halo Infinite.
In a question about Halo: Combat Evolved and later Halo games, Lehto suggests "a no win situation" from fans - since some expect a core Halo game and others want a completely new experience.
Additionally, he followed this up with the suggestion that Halo may be on the tipping point of a complete reboot, a completely new-feeling Halo game in the way Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare changed the series from WW2: "Halo reimagined."
Whether this will be Halo Infinite, or whether Halo reimagined will come after Infinite, is another matter. Of course, these are only Lehto's impressions, as while he has experience with Halo and videogames he currently has nothing to do with the series or the people actually making Halo Infinite.
We'll have to see how right he is when we find out more about Halo Infinite. At the very least, we know it's being made with the PC in mind.