The Halo series has gotten increased criticism over the years. What began as one of the best first-person shooters of all time turned into a full-blown franchise for Microsoft. They split with Bungie, the studio that originally brought Halo to life, and created 343 Industries to handle the even growing Halo universe. Both Bungie and 343 Industries committed to spin-offs such as Halo: Reach, Halo Wars, and Halo: Spartan Assault. There were also books created to flesh out the tales of heroes that fought The Covenant throughout space and time. Now, according to Gamespot, Microsoft has revealed that their next Halo game will not be a spin-off, but will instead continue the original story laid down starting in the first game. 

343's Jeff Easterling described the new Halo game as Halo 6. "It is Halo 6," Easterling stated during a recent Mixer broadcast. "You should just consider it Halo 6. Don't think of it as a weird prequel kind of thing. It's the next story. It's the next chapter in what is going on." That's great news. 343 Studio head Chris Lee also confirmed that Halo: Infinite is a direct sequel to Halo 5: Guardians. Microsoft gave fans a first look at Halo: Infinite at this year's E3 convention.