As reported by Engadget on Monday, April 28, Alien director Ridley Scott will be the executive producer of an upcoming Halo -based “digital feature”. Back in January, Microsoft initially dispelled rumors of Alien’s Ridley Scott directing a digital, feature-length movie of Halo . Though not the same rumor, it is now confirmed that the critically acclaimed director will be taking part in the production of a Halo project. The digital feature is slated for release later on this year.
In another rumor that cropped up at the end of January, Neill Blomkamp, who directed Elysium , is reported to be the one who will kickstart the upcoming Halo TV series by directing the pilot episode.
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer shared his speculation on the rumored Halo 2 Anniversary (a supposed HD re-release in the vein of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary ), specifically its multiplayer. Master Chief’s voice actor Steve Downes initially “ confirmed ” that you can expect an anniversary edition of Halo 2 this year, during an interview with GameZone. However, Microsoft later tried to redact this statement, and Downes responded that his “confirmation” was not official.
” It sounds like I was “confirming” [an] H2A edition, which I most certainly was not. I’m in no position to do that as I have no knowledge of it. I was only mentioning what I had seen [online] about it. ”
Halo 2 Anniversary initially cropped up on NeoGAF, and is rumored to drop in November . What’s more, Phil Spencer tweeted that you can expect Halo news at this years E3, and that 343 Industries has a “ great plan ” in place for the franchise. Microsoft has also confirmed that it has no plans to release further Halo titles on Steam at this time.
The Halo TV series itself, which is part of Microsoft’s TV line-up for Xbox One, is currently under production, and 343 Industries is overseeing its development with Steven Spielberg as the series’ executive producer. The series is slated to debut in the second quarter of this year.
[ Engadget ]