Halo 5: Guardians Announced

Halo, the iconic series will be making its next-gen debut with Halo 5: Guardians in the spring of 2015. (That’s fall for you Americans.) From the E3 teaser last year, we all knew it was coming, but everything else still remains to be unveiled. A blog post by Bonny Ross, general manager at 343 Industries gives us a little insight on what to expect.

“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.”

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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.”

Bonny also let us know that we will see the start of this Halo “journey” at E3. “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.”

You can read the full blog post over here, for the announcements from upcoming gaming news overload event we call E3, keep an eye on Press-Start.

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