Microsoft Store reveals Halo Xbox One story titbits

Master Chief returning in 2014 in next-gen exclusive series entry

A Microsoft Store listing for Halo Xbox One has revealed some tiny pieces of story information. Here's what was written on the game's product page, as spotted by AGB:

Halo for Xbox One takes the now-legendary saga to new heights and is one of the most anticipated games for the new console. In possession of a mysterious data chip, Petty Officer John-117, aka Master Chief, confronts a new battery of challenges and tests in a Herculean effort to stay alive in a galaxy where sentient life is mercilessly hunted. Pre-order the next chapter in the wildly popular Halo series designed exclusively for Xbox One.


The game is listed for release on Microsoft's new console on December 31, 2014, although this is almost certainly a placeholder.

Microsoft announced the game at E3 in June with a Halo Xbox One teaser video, when it confirmed that 343 Industries' next series entry would arrive in 2014.

343 general manager Bonnie Ross took to the stage to say that the title would be enhanced by cloud computing and make use of dedicated servers.

She also promised, "for the first time on console, a Halo experience that runs at a blistering 60 frames per second".

Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer said in June that the scope of 343's Halo Reclaimer Trilogy - which was originally announced as the umbrella term for Halo 4, Halo 5 and Halo 6 - had been widened.

"While we originally said trilogy, we've actually expanded this to more of a saga, so we don't want to limit the Reclaimer story within a trilogy," the exec explained.