My expectation is Halo Wars 2.
This has been only slightly hinted at by the current head of XBOX. If we do get a Halo Wars 2. I hope that it’s more like the E3 Demo vid that I posted the other day. The bases are modular instead of standardized to one play space.
Since the original was earlier on in the Human-Covenant War, there are PLENTY more battles that can be shown and of course all new ones made up for this specific game.
My outlandish guess? ODST 2. At the end, Buck and Romeo get the Spartan upgrades.
ODST 2 would have a similar set up as in open world. However, the ‘world’ would be a starship. To go to missions, you proceed to a different drop pod for insertion to another place. Missions aboard the Starship could be to find clues of a secret plan. No enemies to fight on the starship though. Instead you have MULTIPLAYER! Similar to the UNSC Infinity’s War Games. Now you fight against other ODSTs for training.
Aboard the starship, you could go to firearms training to get more accurate with certain weapons. As well, there could be an armor upgrade bay. Nothing to change armor specs, just visual changes. As well, during the missions away from the Starship, you find things integral to solving the secret plan. Those are stored in your ‘Locker’ that you can then check back on later.
The idea to me of being able to go anywhere within a starship is something I’ve wanted to see done in Halo for awhile. Halo 4 only gave us so much of that with campaign and Spartan Ops. I want MORE!
So what do you folks think? What do you expect to see and what would be your wild outlandish guess for Halo?