2007 was a good year for gaming. However we are in 2019 and the landscape has drastically changed (and not all for the better). While I am hopeful and not just given up this franchise as a reanimated corpse like so many other franchises (i.e. Command & Conquer) I can't ignore what has happened in the past between lootboxes, halo 5, 343 statement about player focused req packs, and even the whole Activision-Bungie thing, it will take a lot to get me excited for any game from a AAA publisher. That being said I have not out grown gaming, it just made a turn for the worse. But I still have table top games and there is still retro gaming so I can still play the classic Halo games, so there is no need to wonder the toxic wastes that is the mobile game market (and how the AAA game studios are trying to turn all games into that type of market). I am more hopeful for this than the past halo games, but still very skeptical. That trailer has not relieved me of any skepticism though.