*Below article is completely speculative, please treat it as such*
So just recently the below video was released from Xbox marketing as a look ahead preview to what we will be seeing at this year’s Microsoft E3 press conference on June 15th, 2015. If you look at 0:57 seconds, you will see the above image showing a scene related to the Halo franchise, not to mention the video shows a tweet about Halo at that point in the video.
So first let’s ask ourselves what could this be a picture of? It is certainly not a traditional gameplay scene or cutscene, and if we go even further we can take away a few hints.
First off, by just judging this picture it looks like it could be a young John-117 standing in front of a young Mendez and Dr. Halsey. We know that John’s past and background has a major part in the future of the franchise, not only from what the developers at 343i have said and the Hunt the Truth series, but also Thel Vadamee’s speech in the Halo Master Chief Collection trailer:
Because the seeds of our future, are sewn in his past…
Going off the artwork and depiction of these three people, this is most likely a young John standing in front of his superiors in training.
Seems a little early for us to see Terminal stuff. Obviously it’s Telletale’s Halo game.
We can say for pretty much certain this is NOT a Halo 5 cutscene, although it could be a terminal…but what if this could be Telletale’s version of a Halo game? For those not aware, a little over two years ago the developer of the Walking Dead episodic video game series made it known they would love to work on Halo:
“Coming from LucasArts we always felt we could do a great Star Wars story game,” Connors explained. “We also love the idea of building out a deeper story to a great game franchise, something like Half Life Stories or Halo Stories.” – Videogamer.Com
Take this with a grain of salt everyone, but it does raise some intriguing possibilities and questions since we know for a fact Microsoft and 343i are looking for other ways to expand the story telling of the Halo franchise. Could this be a new Halo game?
Then again it could be a terminal trailer. Only time will tell. Be sure to jump into the Halo 5 Guardians thread on our forums and discuss here!