It wasn't that long ago that Microsoft and 343 Industries announced that they were working on another Halo game, we know, big shocker. But what was unexpected was that it wasn't instantly called Halo 5. To this day it remains simply Halo, and you've been able to pre-order the title for some time now. However, today thanks to NeoGAF, we've discovered the listing on the Microsoft Store that gives a brief overview of the game's story.
"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," the description reads, "Pre-order the next chapter in the wildly popular Halo series designed exclusively for Xbox One."
What is hunting all sentient life? Is it the return of the Flood? The Forerunners? Or perhaps something unexpected.
Most have pegged the mysterious data chip as being Cortana's hollowed out shell. Will she end up helping save humanity even in death?
Feel like we're starting to sound like a commercial here. Speculation aside, Master Chief will be making his return next fall.