Halo 6 will not be at this years E3. This infor­ma­tion comes from devel­op­er Bri­an Jar­rard who post­ed the fol­low­ing on Red­dit.

I’ll slip into my Dream­crush­er per­sona for a minute in the name of real­is­tic expec­ta­tions: We’ve said this already but we’ll have a lit­tle some­thing at E3, but it’s not relat­ed to the next major entry in the fran­chise.”

While many fans were hope­ful, this isn’t a huge sur­prise. The Halo series is on a 3 year devel­op­ment cycle and won’t be out until at least 2018. Cou­ple this with Microsoft’s need to show off a wider vari­ety of games to entice gamers and grow­ing trend to announce games close to their launch, it makes sense that Halo would take a back­seat. The stu­dio also has seen a bit of a shake up when Halo 4 cre­ative direc­tor Josh Holmes left in 2016 and when exec­u­tive pro­duc­er Dan Ayoub left this week to work for Microsoft’s Mix Real­i­ty Team. 

Regard­less of spec­u­la­tion there are a few details known about Halo 6. It has already been in the works for over a year, it will have Mas­ter Chief as the focus, and will have split screen mul­ti­play­er.