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Unannounced Halo Battle Royale Game Has Reportedly Been Canceled

The unannounced and often rumored Halo Battle Royale game from developer Certain Affinity has reportedly been canceled.

Speaking during the latest episode of the XboxEra Podcast, co-host Shpeshal_Nick stated that Project Tatanka, the unannounced Halo Battle Royale game that has been in development at Certain Affinity rather than 343 Industries, has seemingly been canceled.

Halo battle royale canceled

XboxEra co-host _Sikamikanico and YouTuber ColtEastwood also claimed to have heard the same regarding the fate of Project Tatanka. The game was rumored to have started off as a battle royale mode for Halo Infinite, but eventually evolved into a standalone game. It was allegedly being developed in Unreal Engine 5.

In addition, Nick received a DM from one of his sources during the podcast regarding a certain game coming to Xbox that, if and when it is revealed, would, in _Sikamikanico’s words, “set the internet on fire” and “cause drama.” Nick ultimately decided not to reveal the game’s identity, however.

During a recent interview, Max Hoberman, founder and CEO of Certain Affinity, revealed that the studio has 3 major projects in development, the biggest of which involves its continued partnership with 343 Industries, likely referring to the Halo title that Shpeshal_Nick, _Sikamikanico and ColtEastwood now claim is canceled. At the time, Hoberman said that he could not go into details regarding the project.

Bitcast host Ains had mentioned earlier that development on a new Halo campaign is current underway. While he didn’t have anything specific to share, he said that this is part of the restructure that is building the next generation of Halo on Unreal Engine. Based on his estimate, the earliest one would expect to see the next Halo single-player campaign, outside of Firefight and other things the studio is currently doing in Infinite, is a couple years from now, implying that the game is far from release.

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