Halo 5: Guardians Will Come with Some Special Goodies

Halo fans are already looking forward to Halo 5: Guardians announcement at the Electronic Entertainment Expo where 343 Industries will most likely hype things up before the title gets released, but more juicy details about what fans should expect from it comes even before the event.

Up until now, a lot of details were focusing mostly on the title’s single-player feature. But I know you guys are equally interested in what Halo 5 has to offer in terms of multiplayer too. Well, here it is.

The title will come with more than 20 maps at launch, which is a great number compared to other multiplayer first person shooters. However, the developer is going to throw in another 15 maps as free downloadable content by July 2016.

Also, your friends will be able to pitch in and help you through the campaign in co-op mode even if they don’t have Xbox Live Gold membership subscriptions. This is really great news since most multiplayer titles for Microsoft’s Xbox console requires the latter subscription to play multiplayer games.

Unfortunately, if you want to play the standard versus mode, you will still require the Gold subscription. Even so, when looking at other big-name companies’ marketing strategies, I think 343 Industries still make a better deal. So are you ready for the big reveal next week at E3?

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Teaser Website “Hunt the Truth” for Halo 5 Is Now Live

343 Industries is said to have been teasing something which relates to Halo 5: Guardians in a trailer which told fans to “HUNTtheTRUTH”. It seems that the trailer was pointing to a fan page which recently went online.

The website (found here) looks like a big teaser campaign for fans to tune in to its weekly episodic audio clips by Benjamin Giraud, a journalist at New Mombasa who covered Master Chief’s arrival when the Covenant attacked.

It is said that a new episode will be released on the above mentioned website each week, having Giraud talking about different aspects of the Chief’s personality. What is currently know is that Agent Locke will be a playable character and that Cortana will have a comeback in the upcoming title. More information is bound to be released in the following weeks.

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Breaking News: Halo 5: Guardians Coming In 2015

There are a lot of rumors floating around about the next title in the Halo series, with everything currently pointing to Halo 2: Anniversary Edition for the Xbox One later this year, but what about the main series? Microsoft has just named Halo 5: Guardians, and it’ll be heading to the Xbox One in autumn/fall 2015, so still a while off yet.

The new game will land alongside the new television series, and 343 Industries general manager Bonnie Ross has described the new game as “a massive and exciting project” that “takes full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen”. We should hope so too, given the legacy of the Halo series and Xbox consoles, they need to make this a real console seller, or they may as well pack up their compters and quit the industry.

The sequel was teased last year at E3 with a very vague trailer, no name for the game or anything, but with the next E3 just around the corner, it’s about time someone said something about the new game.

Ross added that with “the scope, features and scale we’ve been dreaming of for more than a decade”, when talking about the game running at 60 frames per second and on dedicated servers. The TV series that launches alongside the new game will be produced in collaboration with the legendary Steven Spielberg and no doubt represents a massive cash investment from both 343i and Microsoft.

“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,” said Ross. “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.” he added.

Ross teased that there will be even more information about the Halo sequel at this years E3 next month and with such a long wait until the new game is released, it leaves a perfect release window for the rumoured Halo 2 re-release which is expected to launch in November to cater to the Christmas rush, something that has been long awaited after the success of Halo CE: Anniversary.

Now all we have to do is sit and wait for E3, and perhaps it will be the season when the new consoles finally start getting their killer apps, not just generalised multi-format releases and sub-par launch titles.

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