Halo 5 may miss 2014 release, according to Master Chief voice actor

...but Halo 2 Anniversary will release this year

Halo 5 will not release in 2014, if comments made by Master Chief voice actor Steve Downes are accurate.

Speaking to Gamezone, Downes said a 2014 release for Halo 5 is unlikely, indicating that a Halo 2 Anniversary edition will release first.


"I think you may be ahead of yourself on Halo 5," Downes said.

"I wouldn't expect anything until 2015. What you can look forward to this year is an anniversary edition of Halo 2."

Downes' comments follow reports in January that Halo 5 was still on track for a 2014 release. At the time, Microsoft's senior PR manager for Halo, Rob Semsey, said "rest assured your next Halo journey WILL begin in 2014."

Now it's looking more likely that Semsey was referencing a yet-to-be-announced Halo 2 Anniversary edition.

It's not the first time rumours of a Halo 2: Anniversary edition have surfaced: sources close to Microsoft indicated to CVG last month that such a title is due to release in November 2014.

In June 2013, Microsoft vice president Phil Spencer said the company had already discussed the possibility of reissuing Halo 2 in an Anniversary edition.