With Halo creator Bungie off making merry with Activision, Microsoft has handed the reigns to its flagship first-person shooter franchise over to 343 Industries, a studio created specifically to oversee development of the Halo franchise.
It's first order of business, a HD remake of Halo: Combat Evolved, was revealed earlier this week at E3.
When asked about the pressure of living up to Bungie's standards, 343's Frank O'Connor said although the studio will "never ignore the roots and foundation of what makes Halo successful", it also would "never try to replicate what Bungie did".
The remake is set for release on November 15 to mark the franchise's tenth anniversary, and is being developed by Saber Interactive (with support from Certain Affinity).
Along with the remake 343 is also working on a new trilogy of Halo titles, starting with Halo 4.