Microsoft has confirmed that Halo 5, which is officially known as Halo 5: Guardians, will not be released until fall of 2015 for the Xbox One. Although fans will be a bit disappointed to know that the game is a bit of a ways off, there should be some good news as according to 343 Industries General Manager Bonnie Ross, he has reiterated that the Halo franchise?s journey on the Xbox One ?definitely begins in 2014 with a giant leap, rather than one small step?.
Ross mentioned that: ?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.? He also added that: ?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.’
Ross mentioned that the Halo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort in comparison to Halo 4. That holds true in terms of content and scope of the whole game, as well as the technology as Halo 5: Guardians uses a brand new and more powerful engine. Of course there are core elements that are carried over from previous generations of the game but there has been a huge effort invested in retooling the technology to take full advantage of the Xbox One?s hardware and ecosystem to make the game next generation worthy.
Details of the Halo 5 game are actually very scarce. Aside from a trailer and some really nice looking wall papers, there hasn?t been anything official with regards to the project until now.
Ross is positive that their latest game will hopefully demonstrate the talent, learning, and abilities of the 343 Industries team.
Although the Halo 5 game will not be launching this year, there is some good news as Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which is a bundle featuring re-mastered versions of the 4 Halo games, will be released on the Xbox One this year.
This package will include 2001?s Halo: Combat Evolved, 2004?s Halo 2, 2007?s Halo 3, and 2012?s Halo 4. Spinoffs such as 2009?s Halo 3: ODST as well as 2010?s Halo: Reach aren?t included, unfortunately.
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