Halo 4 is definitely in the works, but there is a lot that we need to catch up on before the new hit title launches. The expectations are extremely highfor the new Master Chief, especially being the first new game from 343 Industries. With all that being said, it is a perfect time to launch a new trilogy of Halo novels to bridge the gap between the story lines – starting with Halo: Grasslands this October.
Karen Traviss will be writing the book this time around, yes, this IS the same Traviss that wrote novels for hits like Gears of War and Star Wars. Halo: Glasslands will “explore the Halo universe in the wake of the final events of Halo 3,” more than likely telling the story of what like on Earth is like after the fall of the Covenant. Judging by the cover of the book, it looks like the alliance with the Elites is going to be the main focus of the story.
It will definitely be interesting to see how the world has evolved without our beloved Master Chief, and which new threats will arise and take on the Elites and the UNSC.