Spartan Games has just announced that it acquired the license to create a Halo tabletop game. No word on the ruleset, but the game will most likely appear on shelves at some point in 2015.
"Our design team are huge fans of ‘Halo’ and this opportunity is the icing on the cake for them," said Neil Fawcett, Creative Director, Spartan Games. "After six years of successfully creating our own games and models, we can now work with Microsoft to bring epic ‘Halo’ spaceship battles to gaming tables around the world. And if that’s not enough, we’re making fast and furious ground combat games as well. Hard to tell what is more exciting: invading Reach with our Covenant Fleet or assaulting ground defences with Spartans and UNSC Marines?"
Those with a better understanding of tabletop games will probably be able to have an educated guess at what a Halo tabletop game looks and plays like. My guess is it'll work as a good entry point to noobs like myself looking for an easy, first entry into the world of tabletop gaming. That's probably a good thing.