Official: Halo Chronicles "on hold"

Peter Jackson project hits a road block

After three years of nothing, Microsoft has finally admitted that Peter Jackson's Halo project, Halo Chronicles is "on hold".

Earlier this week the Lord of the Rings director himself - who announced the game on stage at X06 three years ago - blabbed that the Xbox 360 project is "no longer happening".

Microsoft said: "Microsoft Game Studios is deeply committed to supporting and strategically growing the Halo franchise, and our relationship with Peter and his team is something that we greatly value. Given the bandwidth of both of our companies we've decided to put this joint effort on hold and prioritize resources against other projects like Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach and Halo Legends."

There is something to be salvaged from this mess though; from the ashes of the Halo film raised District 9 - and It looks fantastic, so check it out.

Thanks Joystiq