343 Industries is at the moment not just a video game developer, but the company is also in charge of the entire Halo universe for Microsoft, which means that it is also playing a role in the launch of a novel linked to the franchise.
The company says that the Halo: Silentium book, the last in the Forerunner Saga, will be published on March 19, 2013.
The official description from a community manager reads: “in the last years of the Forerunner Empire, chaos rules. The Flood, a horrifying shape-changing parasite, has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.”
The main characters of Silentium will be Ur-Didact and the Librarian, which video game fans know from the Halo video games.
The new novel is written by Greg Bear.