Halo fans disappointed to hear that Halo: Reach will be Bungie's final Halo game should take heart in comments made by the studio during gamescom last week - they just don't know at this point.

Asked for clarification on recent comments made by Lars Bakken, Bungie senior designer, indicating that Halo: Reach would be the studio's final Halo game, community and pr director Brian Jarrard told VideoGamer.com:

"The clarification is we just don't know at this point. I'm not really able to speculate on what we're going to do after Reach."

Pushed further on whether Reach is Bungie's final Halo game, Jarrard added: "I wouldn't confirm or deny at this point. We're really excited to get Reach out the door. Beyond that, we're not at liberty to say right now what's next.

"I think there's a lot of work just to get Reach done between now and next fall. At that point anything's possible. We're going to keep looking at making the games we want to make. Maybe that's Halo. Maybe it's not. We'll have to wait and see."

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