Playable LEGO Halo is just what the franchise needs right now

Playable LEGO Halo is just what the franchise needs right now
Images via 343 Industries | YouTube ThrillDaWill

Written by 

Tom Chapman


16th Feb 2024 10:40

Franchise fatigue is here in a big way, and we don't just mean in the world of movies with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Video games are also being called out for delivering the same stuff year after year, with the likes of Battlefield, Assassin's Creed, and Call of Duty being lambasted by critics.

We're sad to admit it, but Halo has also been struck by this curse, with 2021's Halo Infinite failing to hit the peaks it once promised. As 343 Industries moves to Operations after Season 5 is the title's last, the shooter is heading toward the end of its life cycle.

LEGO Halo lets you play with pals

We know 343 is working on "new projects," and there have been rumbles about hiring for a new game pretty much since Halo Infinite was released. Still, plans for a Halo battle royale have seemingly kicked the bucket, and with nothing official, the future of the franchise is looking pretty barren right now.

Now, one dev has created their own LEGO Halo - presumably taking a leaf out of Epic Game's LEGO Fortnite survival mode. Giving Master Chief a blocky makeover, the usually dark and brooding landscape of Reach is a lot more colourful, looking fantastic in plastic.  

As showcased by PCGamesN, developer ThrillDaWill has crafted a LEGO Halo, and better yet, it has playable deathmatches. Known for his work on LEGO Fallout and LEGO God of War, ThrillDaWill has grand plans for AI grunts and a single-player campaign, although the main focus was building multilayer for him and his friends.

There's no release date for LEGO Halo, but ThrillDaWill confirms he plans on releasing it for free at some point. If 343 was smart, it would try and capitalise on the idea and make a LEGO Halo game. As we've seen from the success of the LEGO Star Wars titles and LEGO Fortnite, it's a quick way to make a brick buck.


Halo looks like it'll remain with Xbox

Halo Infinite Game Pass Logo
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Image via Microsoft

With Microsoft in its own stage of transition, there have been worries about what will happen to legacy IPs like Halo. Things will never be the same again, and while Xbox boss Phil Spencer didn't quite reveal all in his promised future of gaming podcast, he confirmed 'some' Xbox exclusives will soon be switching sides.

Although the head honcho refused to confirm which games are losing their exclusivity, the various rumours point to Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Sea of Thieves, and Grounded soon getting a multi-platform release. Spencer quickly shut down rumours that Starfield and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle are coming to PlayStation.

Even though more Xbox favourites are likely to find a new home, expect the big hitters to stay where they are. Despite its shaky success in recent times, Halo is one of the Xbox's biggest names that we don't see going anywhere. The future of the franchise might be unclear, but don't worry, Master Chief seems right at home on the Green Team.

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Tom Chapman
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Tom Chapman
Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.
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