Microsoft did not show either Halo or Gears of War at E3 this year, but Microsoft’s Xbox Division head Phil Spencer had something to say about the future of the series during an interview on the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu.
Spencer mentioned that he recently visited both The Coalition (developers of the Gears of War series) and 343 Industries (working on the Halo series), and he has “seen amazing work.” Both studios are currently working on their future projects, and there will be a lot to share about them in the future.
He is proud of having shown 42 games at the Xbox E3 press briefing, having the longest conference so far for the brand. With all the games introduced, he believes that there was no need for a new Halo or Gears of War, and this speaks to the diversity of the Xbox line-up.
Spencer concluded by mentioning that he was able to present Sea of Thieves, Super Lucky’s Tail, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and new IPs, and he felt a great response for them.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see when Microsoft will be ready to unveil the new Gears of War and Halo games, but for now we’ll have to be patient and wait.