You really didn't think it was over, did you? Microsoft has confirmed that this year is the year of Halo 4. Master Chief makes his triumphant return to Xbox 360 on November 6, but Bungie won't be in the driver's seat this time around. 343 Industries has taken the helm of the main series and promise to tie together loose ends from past installments.
"Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe," the publisher said. "Millions of fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the boots of Master Chief, and with Halo 4 leading the charge, we're confident 2012 will be the most successful year in Xbox history."
Halo 4 is set four years after the events of Halo 3, and 343 Industries is already mapping out the plot for games 5 and 6.