According to a blog post by Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of marketing, strategy and business for the Xbox brand, more than three million Xbox One consoles have been sold worldwide since the console's launch on November 22.
Mehdi went on to rattle off a list of games heading to the Xbox One in 2014 with one noticeable exception. No mention of the new Halo title.
"We’re excited for the year ahead and will be working hard to bring Xbox One to more fans and more markets around the globe. 2014 will be a promising year with many more great games on the way for Xbox One including Titanfall, Watch_Dogs, Project Spark, Sunset Overdrive, Tom Clancy’s The Division, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Destiny, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, and The Elder Scrolls Online, among others. More games, more features, more content, more fun – all coming your way this year."
The omission of anything Master Chief flavored led some gamers to believe that it was an oblique admission to a later than 2014 release for the next Halo title. Rob Semsey, PR manager for the Halo series took to Twitter to reassure gamers.
Xbox Wire today mentioned a few 2014 titles; Halo on Xbox One not listed due to official name of the next title not announced yet.— Rob Semsey (@RobSemsey) January 6, 2014
Rest assured your next Halo journey WILL begin in 2014. #staycalm— Rob Semsey (@RobSemsey) January 6, 2014
See, even though Master Chief was doing his best impression of a Tusken Raider during the Xbox One Reveal, he's still gonna show in 2014.