I spent a little time this afternoon on the phone with Jason Pace, the talkative creative director on the upcoming Halo Waypoint, a hub for all things Halo being added to Xbox Live as part of the next update. Pace told me about his grand ambitions for Halo Waypoint -- which you'll hear about soon -- but one part of our conversation stuck out. "Waypoint" is not the name of a new initiative for Xbox Live, with Halo Waypoint leading the way for a series of game-specific hubs.
"Waypoint is very much part of the Halo universe," said Pace, carefully choosing his next words, "and so as time goes on, we'll reveal a little bit more of the back story of what Waypoint is and where it fits into the canon."
Pace had to stop talking about what that means just as soon as it came up. Since I know very little about the Halo story outside of what's been revealed in the games, I did ask for some clarity.
"The only think I can tell you is that it's a secret," he said, laughing. "You'll find out more about it in the future, that's what I can say."
I could pretty much visualize him smiling over the phone.
You guys probably know more than me. What's "Waypoint"?