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Halo 5: Guardians and Halo TV Series set for Fall 2015

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 8:46 am by Felix Mui

Halo 5: Guardians

Unveiled earlier this morning on the official Xbox blog, the tentatively titled Halo Xbox One now has an official name. Bonnie Ross, 343 Industries’ General Manager has announced that Halo 5: Guardians will release next fall in 2015. Being the first standard Halo title on the Xbox One, 343 has previously revealed their desire to benchmark 60 FPS as well as dedicated servers for the next Halo title.

“In the past, Halo games have pushed the Xbox forward, showcasing the console and its ecosystem in entertaining and innovative ways. Making a Halo game that runs at 60 frames per second, on dedicated servers, with the scope, features and scale we’ve been dreaming of for more than a decade, is non-trivial. It’s a task that we, at 343 Industries, are taking very seriously to ensure we deliver the Halo game that fans deserve, and a game that is built from the ground up for Xbox One.”

Another highlight of her statements in the blog also notes the philosophy the studio hopes to follow going forward, learning from the criticisms and successes of 2012’s Halo 4. While the game was a commercial success, the Halo community was notably divided on 343 Industries first Halo outing.

Halo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort than Halo 4. That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine. Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.”

The other big Halo news is when to expect the Steven Spielberg produced Halo TV series that was announced last June at E3. The show is expected to premiere on Xbox’s own television channel and is speculated to highlight Microsoft’s original lineup. It too is expected to release simultaneously with Halo 5: Guardians in fall 2015.”

2015 looks to be a huge year for Microsoft’s flagship IP, but don’t count out this year either for Halo.

“Many fans noted that I was very deliberate with my phrasing on stage at E3 last year. I spoke about a “journey,” rather than a destination – and that journey definitely begins in 2014 with a giant leap, rather than one small step. We’ll give you much more information about our plans for this year at the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing on June 9, and we’re confident that Halo fans will be pretty excited about the special plans we have in store.”

Surely the beginning of this journey can’t be the all but confirmed Halo 2: Anniversary rumored for release this November to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Original Xbox game?


Mark your calendars Spartans and stay tuned to Geek Legacy for the latest on Xbox, Halo, and gaming news.

Source: Xbox Wire

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