Halo 'Reclaimer' story now expands beyond a trilogy

Microsoft ended its E3 2013 press conference with a show-stopper, a teaser trailer for the next Halo game. This is by all accounts Halo 5, but Microsoft has pointed out that the so-called "Reclaimer" story won't necessarily fit into a trilogy, as previously announced.

Microsoft had previously called Halo 4 the start of the Reclaimer Trilogy, which was set to span Halo 4, 5, and 6. But a Microsoft representative told GameSpot that new Halo games won't necessarily be constrained in that way. "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 rep said.

Whatever the case, though, the teaser was a look at what the future holds for the series. Microsoft's Don Mattrick referred to the new game as Halo 5, and Phil Spencer told GameSpot that the teaser is the next Halo game in production. "We will talk more about actually the story arc in the game and how it plays out; we've got more time to talk about that," he said.