Halo 5: Guardians Announced

In a blog post by Bonnie Ross, general manager of 343 industries, Halo 5 has been officially announced!

Bonnie states:

” Any time you transition to a new platform, there is the opportunity to look at things with a new perspective. For us at 343 Industries, the launch of the Xbox One was an opportunity to think about what stories we wanted to tell, how to tell them, and how best to push the “Halo” franchise to showcase the platform. And, most importantly, combining our passion for “Halo” with the vocal and informative input from our fans.”

“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.”

By the sounds of it, it seems like we may finally be getting a game that truly utilizes the power of the next gen hardware. The game will also run in 60 frames per second.

Halo 5: Guardians will be releasing in 2015, and more information will be revealed this year at E3.

Also, executive producer Josh Holmes has confirmed on Twitter that the blue-visored character in the picture above is indeed an all new character.

This new installment sounds amazing. I’m really looking forward to how their going to utilize the more powerful hardware. Thankfully, we’ll be getting a taste in less than a month.

What Halo 5 info do you hope to see at E3? Let us know in the comments below.

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