I have a more negative vibe to whats going on. 343i having to come out and say no Halo 6 at E3 this year is them saying on the sly that they are delaying halo 6.
So why are they delaying halo 6? Well the back lash from halo 5 thats why. The recent comments on the lack of Master chief in halo 5, the anger about pushing MC aside. The entire build up to halo 5s story making people berlive the story would follow that and then only to find out that its story is so differnt. Lets not forget that quite afew people have left the studio that were in charge of writing and lead for halo 5s story and build up. Hmn i wonder why?
My thoughts go all the way back to halo 4. We had thron being introduced in halo 4, in the special edition we had the mini poster/blue print of his armour and the build up of his character in spartan ops, along with Sarah palmer. They were the start of the introduction for what i berlive were going to be characters in Osiris team in halo 5. But ofc those characters were far from loved and even hated, cough Palmer. So ofc those character were sidelined and we got random new characters taking there rolls in halo 5. Buck for example replaced Thorne.
Then halo 5 comes along and we get Locke shoved in our face and made to play him for like 85% of the game. Big mistake ofc, but at the time they saw it as introducing there taste mark in the halo franchise, much like they tried to do in halo 4 with throne and palmer. But once again ofc it failed. Put it down to artists basicly working on other peoples work for so long , you get to the point where they just want to make there own mark and make that art there own. Thing is every time 343i have tried to do that they have failed and the community doesnt like these new characters. So what happens next? those writers leave 343i, and we get the announcment of no halo 6 at E3, when this E3 if all was going as planned would be the E3 for the halo 6 teaser trailer.
So why no teaser trailer? I mean if you look back they start work on the next halo almost right after the previous game, so they should be quite far into early deveopment of story boards, concept art, and basic scripts. Im sure they were as well. But after alot of this backlash has come out recently, and 343i having to fess up to there mistakes. Micorosoft big heads probably came down to 343i and were like , " look enough trying to make halo your own. People want Chief, its like having a batman film focus on his butler or spiderman film focused on mary jane lol. Enough is enough go back and redo the story to focus on Chief and sideline Locke. This happening so fast, maybe the teaser trailer had nothing to do with Master chief, Cortana ect and they didnt want a conitnuation of backlash from a teaser trailer to be the starting talk leading up to halo 6 hype.
So thats my theory, and why i berlive we wont get halo 6 until early 2019. Still there might be some good from all this. Maybe we're get a side game like odst, or hell a Halo 3 remaster , or MCC on PC to tide us over. Still 343i really took alot of -Yoink- from side linging Master chief in halo 5, exspect the next halo to play it very safe, just like halo 4 did.