At the time of this writing, there is virtually nothing that we know about Halo 6 except that it is in development at 343 Industries. However, a recent job posting may confirm a new detail about the game, mainly that it will feature 4K visual resolution and run at 60 frames per second – at least when it comes to the Xbox One X, anyway.
Halo 6 developer 343 Industries is hiring a Lead Graphics Engineer to work on “the next big Halo shooter experience” as well as other future Halo titles. This makes it likely that Halo 6 will have Xbox One X enhancements, which should come as no surprise since it is the next entry in Microsoft’s flagship franchise.
As for when we will get an official announcement for Halo 6, that remains to be seen. However, it seems likely that Microsoft will finally pull the curtain back on the long-awaited game during its E3 2018 press conference this coming June.
Once Halo 6 is officially announced, the next thing fans will have to wait for is a release date. 343 has suggested that Halo 6 won’t release in 2018, and if that’s true, then a 2019 release seems likely. However, if Microsoft is able to launch Halo 6 this holiday season, it will have a huge exclusive to help sell Xbox One X systems.
In the meantime, it will be interesting to see if any rumors surrounding Halo 6 turn out to be true. One rumor making the rounds suggests that Halo 6 will have a battle royale mode as a way to compete with the likes of games like Fortnite and PUBG. Another rumor, based on a job listing, teased that Halo 6 will have virtual reality features of some kind. Since the Xbox One currently doesn’t support virtual reality, this rumor may hint at a VR announcement coming at E3 as well.
Whatever form Halo 6 takes, it’s clear that 343 is aiming for it to have as impressive of graphics as possible. It will be exciting to see the game in action whenever Microsoft is ready to properly reveal it to the world.
Halo 6 is in development for Xbox One.