During the E3 event in 2013, Microsoft unveiled its latest game from the Halo franchise. A new Facebook post from one of the company's accounts has confirmed that the game in question is in fact the eagerly anticipated Halo 5. However, Microsoft later said that the announcement was an error. The post has now been taken down.
Xbox Australia made the post on Facebook which indicated that the Halo game for the Xbox One will be more than just a spin-off starring the famous Master Chief. It went on to confirm that the title will be the next game in the Halo saga, Halo 5.
However, Microsoft told Gamespot: "This post was made in error, and we will be updating it shortly. We have made no announcements regarding the name of Halo on Xbox One. As we have stated previously, the award-winning franchise continues on Xbox One, beginning in 2014. We have no further details to share at this time."
The original post, which Microsoft is calling a mistake, read: "Reason #14 - The Prometheans and Covenant just won't give John-117 a break! Master Chief returns for the thrilling continuation of the Reclaimer Saga in Halo 5."
In the past, Microsoft has refused to comment on whether this game was really Halo 5. This new post seems to confirm that but the company has quickly backtracked on its words leaving fans guessing yet again.
The company has been vague when it comes to providing information on the new Halo title. A noteworthy fact is that former Xbox executive, Don Mattrick, referred to the game as Halo 5, according to the Latin Post.
Microsoft has unveiled just one trailer for the next Halo game, and it can be viewed below. The game will be launched for the company's next-gen console sometime this year.
Apart from this, Microsoft has just launched Halo: Spartan Assault for the Xbox One.