Halo 2 Anniversary Edition will be out later this year but Halo 5 won’t be, says the voice of Master Chief.

Steve Downes told GameZone that gamers will have to wait until next year to play the next new game in the Halo series.

Last week Microsoft Studios chief Phil Spencer send out a cryptic tweet which hinted that a Halo 2 remake was on the way.

"Never get tired of questions on what's coming," he said. "Just can't always answer as we need news at events. Halo 2 is a good game..."

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to Eurogamer that a Halo title was coming this year.

"Other than confirming that your Halo journey on Xbox One begins in 2014, we have made no announcements related to specific titles," the spokesperson said.

Last month, the game was one of several rumoured to be on the way from Microsoft, with the source giving a November 11 launch date.

This November marks the 10 year anniversary of Halo 2.