A newly found job listing and recent ongoing rumors suggest that the next Halo title might get released on all platforms.
Within the limits of their individual platforms, Microsoft and Sony have dominated the gaming scene. However, there may soon be a significant change, as new reports indicate that Xbox intends to make some, if not all, of its first-party games available on rival platforms. In addition to the already-released titles, there’s a good chance that the next installment of the Halo franchise from Xbox Game Studios and 343 Industries will be accessible to all players, on all platforms.
The job listing for the role of Lead Game Systems Designer at 343 Industries explicitly states that The upcoming Halo title will be accessible “for all players, on all platforms.” The prospective candidate is expected to define clear design goals, concentrating on delivering a high-quality, unified gaming experience for players across various platforms.
The key highlights in the responsibilities section include:
“Collaborate with 343’s Studio Design Director and other key stakeholders to define, prototype, validate, iterate, and evolve future Halo game systems throughout the development lifecycle. [And] Set clear design goals and deliverables, focusing the systems design team on achieving a high-quality, cohesive experience for all players, on all platforms.“
While the mention of “all players” and “all platforms” leaves room for speculation about whether the next Halo title will extend its reach to other rival platforms such as the PS5 or Nintendo Switch 2, the choice of words does grab our attention. This becomes particularly notable in light of recent rumors suggesting that Xbox may be contemplating a move into third-party development.
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Insiders in the gaming industry have suggested that Xbox is seriously considering entering the third-party arena. Hi-fi Rush is one of rumored Xbox’s first-party titles on the list along with other major titles like Starfield. Even the much-anticipated Halo Infinite is also part of these speculations, according to XboxEra and Jez Corden. There are even whispers about Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle making their way to platforms beyond Xbox.
When discussing the possibility of Halo Infinite appearing on the PS5, insiders have acknowledged that while it may seem unlikely for this specific title, the next installment in the Halo series going multiplatform isn’t out of the realm of possibility. They claim that changing to the Unreal Engine, which is frequently used to launch PlayStation games, will make that strategic change easier. Jez said, “You’ll see Halo on PlayStation eventually I reckon.”
Further fueling the speculation, Andy Robinson, a notable editor at VGC, suggests that even more Xbox titles could be heading to platforms beyond the current reports. Considering the combination of these persistent rumors and the recent job listing, it doesn’t seem implausible for the next Halo title to break free from exclusivity and become available on a broader array of platforms.
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