Microsoft hiring for a third upcoming Halo game

Microsoft is hiring for a new ‘project line’ in the Halo franchise.

This job opening is for a Senior Publishing Producer and specifically says that it will be centered around a new ‘line’ within the Halo series.

The job listing also goes onto to describe some duties as working with external and internal teams and a “development partner”. What this could be outside of Halo 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection is unclear to me.

Words like new “line” indicate that this game will be a spin-off that releases after Halo 5: Guardians in 2015. Think of it like Halo 3: ODST or how Activision has multiple studios working on Call of Duty projects and releases them in intervals.

So I’d imagine we’ll get another Halo game in 2016 but it will be from an outside studio.