Between Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and the distant Halo: Reach, I’d say Bungie has been pretty generous to fans of its console-defining sci-fi shooter. Throw in the Ensemble Studios’ RTS Halo Wars, and that’s quite a lot of Halo for one console generation. That’s probably why it isn’t too surprising that Reach will in fact be Bungie’s last hurrah in the Halo universe…at least for the Xbox 360.
During an interview with Gamerzines at Comic-Con 09, Bungie’s senior designer Lars Bakken confirmed that while Microsoft (more likely its new Halo division, 343 Industries) could very well have plans to deliver another game based on the Halo universe, “in terms of Bungie-produced Halo games, ODST and Reach is all you're going to get on 360."
It seems just as well. With at least two more games on the way, and the newly announced Halo Legends anime project, Microsoft might be reaching a bit of an oversaturation point with its most cherished gaming franchise. On the other hand, Nintendo has been whoring out Mario for decades, so perhaps it won’t end up being a problem after all. Plus, by the time Reach is released, the next console generation should be right around the corner, and you know what that means: Halo 4: Launch Title.