I’ve been hearing a lot lately the idea of John-117 dying at the end of the Second Halo Trilogy i.e. Halo 6. I must ask why? Why must 343i even end the series there? Imagine 11 or 12 years down the road the Second Halo trilogy has come to a close, why should it end? The Halo Universe is massive with a near limitless amount of possibilities. I think the idea of a Halo 7, 8, and 9 released in 2020, 2023 and 2026 or about that general time to not be a bad idea. As long as the games remain fun, each new game is a new experience and tell a wonderful story that also does not feel dragged on. Instead of something like the Call of Duty games today where each new game is at its heart a reskinned version of the previous ones each new Halo would be NEW and fun while still keeping the core Halo feel.
Think about it this way. Halo has a wonderful Universe full of stories to tell and places and events to see. If Halo games just stopped, they were just ended the Universe would die with it. Soon after there would be no more Halo novels, the Halo universe will gather dust and any questions left forever unanswered, any story left unfinished would be left untold. There would never be anything new in the Haloverse again. The active communities we have now would dwindle and fade.
No one wants this to happen. So why let it die?