After the abandonment of Bungie following the publication of Halo: Reach the summits of Microsoft discussed for a long time the future of the saga of Master Chief .
The end of the third chapter was ambiguous enough to represent a definitive conclusion, but the Halo universe is so vast (and remunerative) that the abandonment of its creators could not justify the closure of the series. Bonnie Ross in an interview granted to IGN, declared that it would be a real "blasphemy" to end the saga. Redmond's house, therefore, immediately began to evaluate different possibilities for its continuation and, above all, to discuss the team that should have dealt with it.
Ross submitted his vision on the future of Halo to Shane Kim at the time Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft Game Studios and managed to get the reins of the entire franchise. The rest is history: he put together an internal study that was called 343 Industries in honor of one of the favorite characters of the fans, 343 Guilty Spark . The first work of the newborn team, Halo 4 saw the light on Xbox 360 in 2012, followed three years later by Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One. Now, 343 Industries is working on Halo Infinite, for which they are taking all the time necessary to pull a product with the controfiocchi out of the cylinder.
During the same interview, Ross unveiled after the departure of Bungie , not to conclude the saga, the possibility of entrusting it to an external team was considered, at least for one or two chapters. At the top of the Redmond leadership preferences was a study already known to them, Gearbox Software who had already worked on the PC port of Halo: Combat Evolved . The idea of hiring the creators of Borderlands was eventually discarded. What do you think? Do you think the Master Chief saga was in good hands?