We knew about Halogen being cancelled and that made some speculate on Bungie possibly working on a RTS(Real Time Strategy) game. Well the rumors are confirmed today: Ensemble Studios, makers of the Age of Empires series of RTS games, is working on a Halo RTS called Halo Wars! There was a trailer shown at X06 today. You can watch it, view screenshots or read about the game at halowars.com.
They also announced something I’m excited about: Peter Jackson was there and announced that they will be creating an interactive film experience that is a new chapter in the Halo universe. He’s actually creating a new game studio for this called Wingnut Interactive. This is all over and above Halo 3 and the Halo movie.