Who needs to wait until E3 for big game announcements?
Microsoft has officially announced Halo 5: Guardians, the first game in the franchise built from the ground up for the Xbox One. Developer 343 Industries says the game will really show off what the Xbox One can do from a technical standpoint, complete with plenty of new features that make use of the next-gen technology. They haven’t said exactly what those new features will be, but expect to learn more at E3 next month. And yes, it will run at 60 frames-per-second.
No story details about the game have been revealed, apart from the cool artwork seen above that features Master Chief below a mirror image of what appears to be a more futuristic Spartan warrior or something similar. The game’s subtitle, Guardians, refers to the mysterious group blamed during certain deaths in Halo’s multiplayer mode, but it’s unclear what they have to do with the game. Halo 5 is also the same game that was teased with a sandy video at E3 last year, so that gives us a better idea of what to expect.
Halo 5 is slated to launch in Fall 2015. That’s also when the new, live-action Halo TV series being produced by Steven Spielberg will hit the airwaves. Ridley Scott is working on a digital series for Xbox Live that will land this year.