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05-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Microsoft has announced Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One and said that it will be released in autumn 2015.

Halo 5: Guardians is described as a "massive and exciting project" by Bonnie Ross, general manager of developer 343 Industries, who also described it as "the next instalment in the legendary saga of the Master Chief".

"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," Ross explained in a blog post on Xbox Wire.

"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."

Microsoft released one image to accompany the announcement. Whatever can it mean? Expect more at E3.

"Halo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort than Halo 4," she continued. "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.

"It's a game that will hopefully demonstrate the talent, learnings and abilities of the 343 Industries team.

"A game that will incorporate the things we learned from Halo 4 about technology, aesthetics, performance and scale - and perhaps more importantly, understanding and embracing a community of gamers who love what lies at the heart of this game, and the limitless potential of the Halo universe."

So that's Halo 5: Guardians, then, but Ross also spoke cryptically about the "journey" we're all about to go on. "That journey definitely begins in 2014 with a giant leap, rather than one small step," she wrote.
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"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."

Whatever could it mean? Some sort of beta? Or perhaps Ross is talking about the Halo 2 Anniversary edition that has been rumoured over the last few months - after all, Halo 2 will be 10 years old this November.

It doesn't seem to be a reference to the TV series that was announced last year, though, because elsewhere in her post Ross makes explicit reference to that also being due in autumn 2015.

A mystery, then, but one we won't have to wait long to solve.

That's along wait but at least there taking there time with it. Halo 4 was a little disappointing for me compared to the others. So hopefully this one will turn out better.

05-16-2014, 11:39 AM
Halo 5 dev says Xbox One allows studio to deliver "new ways to think about gaming"

"During the development of Halo 4, we pushed the Xbox 360 and the engine to its limits, and we were happy with the way we were able to make the Halo universe look. The Xbox 360 still has a few tricks up its sleeve, even now," O'Connor said. "We are moving to a whole new platform with the Xbox One--a new architecture, new graphics hardware, and bluntly some new ways to think about gaming, period."

Halo 5: Guardians will run at 60fps and make use of dedicated servers. O'Connor acknowledged that Halo 5: Guardians of course will not be the first game to run at 60fps, but said, "these must-haves are not necessarily easy to achieve."

O'Connor also laid out his general ambition for Halo 5: Guardians overall and explained how he hopes it will push gaming forward.

"Previous Halo titles, Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 for example, strove to push the entire ecosystem forward--dual stick FPS with big open spaces in the case of Combat Evolved, and broadband matchmaking in Halo 2--are just a couple of examples of the series innovating or amplifying ideas," O'Connor said. "So in building Halo 5: Guardians, we want to push the ecosystem as well as the universe. And we'll have some surprises in store for new and loyal players of the series."



05-17-2014, 01:18 AM
I'm hyped!

It's confirmed that the Spartan on the top is a new character. If you zoom in on the armor, there is an ONI symbol on the breast plate. Not sure if ONI is hunting down the Master Chief or if the Chief will be working more closely with ONI.

There is also the rumor that there will most likely be a HD Halo Collection this Fall, or at the very least, Halo 2 Anniversary.

Microsoft has gone into overdrive and is really bringing it with the announcements here of late.

Believe it or not, I remember we used to have a decent Halo community here on MB back during Halo 2. Even Joe Redifer got on Live and played a couple of multiplayer matches with us! He'll probably deny it, but he was there! :lol: