Halo 5: Guardians coming in 2015

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BREAKING NEWS… AGAIN: new game coming from highly successful shooter franchise.  This time, it’s Halo 5.  Please excuse me while I run around the room screaming like a little kid on Christmas morning… OK, I’m back.  And winded.  Wow, I need to get in shape.  Anyway, yes, Halo 5 has been officially announced by Microsoft.  Read on for all the details.

The announcement came just a short time ago over on the official Xbox News site.  Penned by Bonnie Ross, General Manager at 343 Industries, the announcement is very light on details, but definitely says the things that fans will want to hear.

“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.”  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.”

Bonnie states that Halo 5 will run at 60 frames per second, and on dedicated servers.  She promises that the game will have the “scope, features and scale we’ve been dreaming of for more than a decade.  She also mentions that the game has been built from the ground up for the Xbox One.  Whether or not that means there won’t be a version for the Xbox 360 remains to be seen.

But wait, there’s more!  Bonnie goes on to say that the Steven Spielberg Halo television series, first mentioned at last year’s E3, will be premiering in 2015 as well.  While she doesn’t offer any details as to what the show will be about, she does say that the series “will stand alone, as well as complement and enrich the game experience.”  She wraps up by promising that 2014 will feature a “giant leap” for Halo, with more details coming at E3 in June.  This is almost certainly the long rumored Halo 2: Anniversary.

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    Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.