I still remember how Dungeon Keeper died. And in some ways how C&C died too. When you took a classic franchise, and turn it into an entirely different game.Give them and inch and they will take a mile especially Microsoft.
Let this sink, because once the the Halo franchise has been raped enough with monetization there isn't going to be much left worth talking about. Hell there already isnt anything clearly since every topic that ever breaks light is always negative.
F2P mutiplayer sacrifice for a 5 year 500 million dollar game.... Just freaking kill it already god damn.
Now granted, it is too early to expect the worst. A game is not dead unless the game actually launches first. We will see if Microsoft is willing to throw down the money needed to rescue a legacy. I mean it worked for Final Fantasy XIV. It CAN happen.