Microsoft confirms Halo 5 for 2014

Xbox One debut will arrive this year, but name still undecided

Microsoft has moved to reassure gamers that the first Halo game for Xbox One will be releasing for Xbox One in 2014.

The company's Rob Semsey took to Twitter to confirm that today's announcement confirming the console's sale's figures didn't mention Halo 5 because the name isn't officially confirmed, meaning that we should probably stick to calling it just "Halo for Xbox One". Regrettably that takes longer to type, so we can't make any promises.

"Rest assured your next Halo journey WILL begin in 2014," he added, with the ever-reassuring hashtag of #staycalm.

The company has previously said that the new Xbox One version of Halo, announced at last year's E3 conference, isn't necessarily called Halo 5.. Edwin has nevertheless attempted to conduct a Halo 5 interview anyway, which 343 Industries' Dan Ayoub was too quick-thinking to be drawn on.

Whatever it ends up being called, Halo for Xbox One will join an impressive lineup of exclusives this year, which is already confirmed as including Insomniac's brightly-coloured open-world game Sunset Overdrive and Capy releases Below and Super Time Force. There's a reasonable chance we'll see Remedy's Quantum Break, too. For further tantalisation, we invite you to consider our list of the best Xbox One games of 2014.