343 Industries just revealed Halo: The Rubicon Protocol. The latest novel in the Halo universe was revealed on Halo: Waypoint and is written by Kelly Gay. Kelly Gay previously wrote numerous other Halo novels, including Halo: Point of Light. Halo: The Rubicon Protocol, however, features a brand new cast of new characters.
It seems Halo: The Rubicon Protocol will tie into the upcoming game Halo Infinite. Halo Infinite takes place roughly six months after the UNSC was defeated at Zeta Halo. The Rubicon Protocol will take place during those six months and give us a glimpse of humanity’s struggle to survive during the Banished occupation.
343 Industries emphasizes that the story will stand on its own, although it will provide more background on some of the scattered stories we will encounter during the game.
Halo: The Rubicon Protocol will be released in March 2022. Halo Infinite will be released during the holidays of 2021. Be sure to check out our Halo Timeline for more information on the Halo universe.