Several new features that were introduced in “Halo 4” could be returning in tentatively-titled “Halo 5” on the Xbox One. According to a report from The Official Xbox Magazine on Dec. 18, 343 Industries recently put up a job posting looking for a new producer for what appears to be the next video game of the popular first-person shooting franchise.
The description hinted that the “Spartan Ops” episodic story and “Forward Unto Dawn” live-action elements from “Halo 4” would be brought back to the “Halo” universe. The producer will help “facilitate” the concepts from the development team into the final product. You can check out some screenshots from “Halo 5” in the slideshow to the left of this article and the job description below:
Halo 4 is our biggest Halo game to date, bringing with it innovative episodic narrative-driven gameplay via Spartan Ops and episodic live-action storytelling via the web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. 343 is exploring future episodic storytelling endeavours in the Halo universe. We are looking for a Producer / Program Manager to facilitate our fledgling team as we take bold new ideas from concept to finished product. You will work hand-in-hand with all disciplines to define, develop, and ship an all-new Halo entertainment experience.
“Halo 5” was first announced at E3 2013. Although Microsoft has not yet provided an official name for the Xbox One exclusive software product, the company did mention that the story of the sequel takes place after the events of “Halo 4.”
The first-person shooter is being developed by 343 Industries with an expected release date set for next year. The video game has been confirmed to be running at 60 frames per second natively at 1080p with dedicated server support.
The aforementioned “Halo 4” was released for the Xbox 360 current-generation console on Nov. 6, 2012.