Halo will continue at least through 2015 with books, movies, comics and videogames

Halo will continue through 2015 such as with Halo 3: Blood Line (comic)
Halo fans will be happy to know that Microsoft has no plans to slow down production of Halo series media, whether it be films, novels, comics or videogames, through 2015 at the bare minimum.

Speaking to USA Today, creative director of 343 Industries (the new company formed to handle all things Halo), Frank O’Conner, spoke not only about Microsoft’s future plan for the franchise through 2015, but also where they plan to take the main storyline.

[SPOILER WARNING] “I think that the Master Chief’s fate, Cortana’s fate and the identity of that giant, dark planet at the ending are probably big mysteries that would be irritating if they were just cliffhangers,” he said.

As such, Microsoft has plenty of new Halo projects in the works, including Halo Reach (which will be a prequel and the last Halo game developed by Bungie), Halo: Evolutions (The next Halo book which is a compilation of short stories), and two comics, Halo: Helljumper (which profiles the ODST crew) and the upcoming Halo 3: Blood Line (which chronicles a group of Master Chief’s SPARTAN comrades).

Then of course, there is Halo Legends, the upcoming compilation of anime short films, produced by some of the most prominent Japanese anime studios. There is also a new upcoming trilogy of Halo novels from Greg Bear, author of such acclaimed books as Blood Music and The Forge of God, which begins next year.

“Eventually, it will become very apparent that there is a plan for the way the canon all ties together and the way the comic books and the novels all tie together,” said O’Connor.

There is also the doomed Halo movie, which may get produced by Steven Spielberg, who recently expressed his interest in the project.

Via GameSpot