Microsoft and 343 Studios announced today that the next adventure in the Halo saga, Halo 5: Guardians will release in fall 2015 exclusively for the Xbox One. Using a new engine designed specifically for the game, 343 promises to bring entire new experiences to the Halo universe by harnessing the power of the Xbox One.
Head manager at 343 Studios, Bonnie Ross, had this to say in a blog post:
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.
Halo 5: Guardians will run at 60 frames per second and run on Microsoft’s dedicated servers, ensuring a smooth time for Master Chief and whatever force he comes up against this time around. When you consider that Halo 4 was one of the best looking games of the last generation, it will be interesting to see how 343 can up the ante this time around on Xbox One.
Also mentioned in the announcement was a tease concerning Microsoft’s upcoming E3 press conference where more Halo will be revealed for a 2014 release. Could this be the long rumored Halo 2 Anniversary Edition that fans have been wanting? Well, if anything, let’s just hope it isn’t another installment in the Spartan Assault series.
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Maybe i am out of the loop but is that a female spartan above Master Chief? Female main protagonist in Halo? Color me excited.
Commander Sarah Palmer. I’m assuming something like Master Chief and the Arbiter in Halo 2. You’ll end up playing as both.
I liked the Arbiter more than MC. I imagine I will like Sarah more than MC as well. Guess I need to actually play through Halo 4 now.
I would be excited for a Halo 2 Anniversary, but would lose my mind for a Halo Wars 2.
I actually just started playing Halo Wars, it’s pretty cool. I’m playing through all the Halo games in order of canon.
DUUUUDE! Let’s play Halo Wars! Please!