Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year.
Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One and a Halo television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015.
The next entry in the sci-fi shooter series starring super-soldier Master Chief will runs at 60 frames per second on a new engine created by Halo developer 343 Studios.
Halo 4 smashed entertainment industry records by making $300 million US in its opening week in 2012.
343 Studio general manager Bonnie Ross noted that additional plans this year for the Halo franchise would be announced June 9 at Microsoft's presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the largest annual gathering of the gaming industry.