Rumour: Halo's Next Story Campaign Is In Development On Unreal Engine

Earlier this year, we heard reports that 343 Industries had decided not to bother pursuing any sort of single-player DLC for Halo Infinite - instead focusing on multiplayer content post-launch. However, that doesn't mean the team hasn't started work on an entirely new Halo campaign, and a fresh rumour suggests that's the case.

Speaking on Hoeg Law's 'Bitcast', one of the hosts revealed some information on what Microsoft and 343 are up to with the next Halo campaign. Here's what was said during episode 269 of the podcast: (thanks, TweakTown)

"Do I have any info on the Halo campaign? The short answer is nothing specific. What I can say, what I know anyway, is that yes, they do have a team working on the next Halo campaign. It is part of the restructure that is building the next generation of Halo on Unreal,"

This isn't the first we've heard about Halo moving over from its current proprietary 'Slipspace' engine to Epic's Unreal technology. About a year ago we first heard rumours of the franchise moving over to the popular game engine; followed up by further reporting in January 2023 by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier.

We must stress that none of these reports have been confirmed in any official way, and today's rumour is exactly that - a vague answer about potential details on the next Halo campaign. What we do know is that 343 is here to stay when it comes to Halo development, with the long-term franchise developer confirming it will make "epic stories, multiplayer, and more of what makes Halo great" in the future.

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