Xbox Entertainment Studios have this week announced the projected broadcast window for their upcoming science-fiction TV series based in the Halo universe. Set to be produced by Back to the Future's very own Steven Spielberg, the show's première will be timed to coincide with the release of 343 Industries' long-awaited follow-up to 2012's Halo 4, Halo 5: Guardians.
As ever, though, Microsoft are remaining cagey regarding just about everything else when it comes to spilling the 'deets' on the programme's narrative and/or cast. If the studio had been a little more forthcoming about the project at their Xbox One reveal event in May 2013, we'd be less impatient to hear specifics on its premise, but one year later, only having learned the year in which Season One will début (and trust us, it's still a way off) isn't particularly satisfying for hardened, loyal fans of the saga.
With any luck, there'll be more details to come at E3 2014; if not, Microsoft shouldn't be especially surprised if they find the reception and hype for the project as a whole to be less than overwhelming come its launch. Regardless of whether the rumours about a compilation of four HD-powered classic Halo remakes landing later this year are true (and it's fairly likely, since Microsoft have confirmed that "your Halo journey" will somehow begin in 2014 despite Guardians' absence), for more reasons than one, Cortana mightn't be able to save the Chief this time...
The as-of-yet untitled Halo TV series will première via the Xbox Entertainment service in Autumn 2015.