When the current generation of consoles were announced, we all knew that it would only be a matter of time before we saw new entries into our favorite franchises. For many the two most anticipated preexisting properties are Uncharted from Naughty Dog for the PS4 and the next entry in the Halo series, now made by Microsoft and 343, coming for the Xbox One. Today it was officially announced that Halo 5: Guardians will be released in 2015, and the story will remain focused on Master Chief and his journey after Halo 4.
For the first time in a long time the engine running Halo will be brand new and built to deliver a truly next-gen experience. Bonnie Ross, 343’s general manager said, “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.” Ross also indicated that the new game will run at a full 60 frames per second and have it’s own dedicated servers. She also said that the Halo TV series, produced by one Mr. Stephen Spielberg, will be debuting fall of 2015. This would make a lot of sense if the goal was to release the game around the same time as the show’s debut. Fall is generally a great time to release games in time for the holiday season.
There weren’t a lot of other details offered, but Ross said that there would be more to come at this year’s E3. Keep it locked on Free4Geeks.com for all the E3 2014 coverage you could possibly want. Seriously, the whole team will be camped out at Free For All HQ day and night to bring you the latest news from this years show!