Microsoft has finally revealed what the next installment of the Halo franchise will be called. Halo 5: Guardians. The game will be due to release fall 2015.
343 Industries general manager Bonnie Ross has been speaking on Xbox Wire “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,” Ross added. “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.”
Along side the release of the game, Ross also confirmed that the Steven Spielberg produced TV series will be released in 2015 as well.
“2015 won’t simply be the year of Halo 5: Guardians,” said Ross. “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.”
Ross also alluded to more Halo info coming at this years E3. Halo 2 Anniversary?
So there you have it! Halo 5 is coming, but not quite yet. What do you think about that?