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Breaking - Halo 5: Guardians Announced for Fall 2015

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  • Breaking - Halo 5: Guardians Announced for Fall 2015

    Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed some breaking Halo 5 news today. Yes, at the lovely hour of 3AM (PT), some of the first details for Halo 5 have finally been revealed, weeks ahead of E3 2014.

    The game is called Halo 5: Guardians and will be released in the Fall of 2015. Bonnie Ross, the General Manager at 343 Industries, explains a bit about Halo 5: Guardians.
    I’m happy to reveal that “Halo 5: Guardians,” the next installment in the legendary saga of the Master Chief, will launch on Xbox One in fall of 2015. In the tradition of every “Halo” game since its debut in 2001, it is a massive and exciting project.

    “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.

    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.

    And 2015 won’t simply be the year of “Halo 5: Guardians,” it will also be a year that offers us a unique opportunity. The opportunity to invite old friends and new audiences into that universe through the “Halo” television series, launched as a unique collaboration with Steven Spielberg and some of the finest creative minds in the business. A series that will stand alone, as well as complement and enrich the game experience. We’ll have more to share on the “Halo” television series as we near its projected fall 2015 release.

    Curiously, Ross goes on to say that the "journey" begins in 2014 with a "giant leap." What does this mean? They aren't saying just yet. To find out more, you'll have to check out Microsoft at E3 2014.