Update: When contacted for clarification, Downes stated to IGN that he didn’t intend to imply that he had any knowledge of Halo 2 Anniversary.
“What I said was: ‘I think you’re ahead of yourself on H5. I have read some things on line that you can look forward to a H2 anniversary edition maybe this year, but I have no official information one way or the other,’” Downes said. “I was just mentioning some of the things I had read online about Halo 2. I have no idea if there will be an anniversary edition and didn’t mean to leave that impression.”
Original story below:
Steve Downes, the voice actor for Halo’s Master Chief, has confirmed via twitter that Halo 5 will not release until 2015 and an anniversary edition of Halo 2 will launch this fall in its place. Downes said to Gamezone “I think you may be ahead of yourself on Halo 5, I wouldn’t expect anything until 2015. What you can look forward to this year is an anniversary edition of Halo 2.”
This follows rumors from a source on Reddit that Halo 5 would be delayed and Microsoft would release an special edition of Halo 2 to celebrate the game’s 10th anniversary. No word on an actual release date but Microsoft has stated that our “Halo journey will start this year.”