Next Halo Title Will Be Available “For All Players On All Platforms”
The next entry in Xbox Game Studios and 343 Industries’ Halo series will be available “for all players, on all platforms”.
According to a job listing for the position of Lead Game Systems Designer at 343 Industries, the next entry in the Halo series will be available “for all players, on all platforms”. The listing states that the new recruit will set clear design goals and deliverables, focusing the systems design team on achieving a high-quality, cohesive experience for all players, on all platforms.
Whether the mention of all players and all platforms means the next Halo title will arrive on PS5 or Nintendo Switch 2 is anyone’s guess, but the wording is rather interesting, especially after the recent round of rumors that indicate Xbox may be looking to go third party.
An insider who goes by the name of SneakersSO on gaming enthusiast forum NeoGAF had claimed that Xbox is looking to go third party, while Windows Central’s Jez Corden has hinted that there’s no smoke without fire. According to the insider, Hi-fi Rush is one of the Xbox first party titles being ported to competing platforms, but it’s not the only one. They mentioned that Starfield another major Xbox title that will be ported by Microsoft, possibly to both the PS5 and Nintendo Switch 2. They added that, in due time, the norm will be to have these games release day 1 on all platforms.
Regarding the possibility of Halo Infinite being released on PS5, the insider stated that the possibility of it happening isn’t as far fetched as some would assume. They said that they personally don’t see it happening in the case of Halo Infinite, but they do see the next Halo entry being multiplatform. According to them, switching to an engine which is routinely used to ship games on PlayStation i.e. Unreal Engine, will facilitate that strategy shift.