Microsoft is still working on a TV show based on Xbox's 'Halo' franchise

MicrosoftA screenshot from the latest entry in the video game series, ‘Halo 5: Guardians.’

Microsoft has not abandoned plans for a TV series based on Xbox’s successful “Halo,” according to a statement given to AR12Gaming (which we saw via Engadget).

The project, which still remains under the development title of “Halo Television Series,” was first unveiled in May 2013 in conjunction with Microsoft’s introduction of the Xbox One console.

The initial announcement of the project said that Steven Spielberg would be at the helm. But then things went silent.

In 2014, Microsoft even shut down the Xbox Entertainment Studios, which was meant to oversee Halo’s venture into television, among other things.

According to 343 Industries, however, the show has not only been saved, but it is actually “in active development,” and the famous director is still very much involved. Here is 343 Industries’ full statement:

“Progress on the Halo Television Series continues. We want to ensure we’re doing this the right way together with a team of creative partners (Steven Spielberg and Showtime) that can help us build the best Halo series that fans expect and deserve. We have no further details to share at this time.”

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