When the Xbox One was announced last year, it went without saying that Halo
would also make an appearance, something that it didn’t disappoint with. Since its reveal, the next title in the Halo
franchise has been known only by its working title of Halo
for Xbox One. Today, 343 Industries has revealed that the next instalment in the saga will forever be known as Halo 5: Guardians
, and will launch on Xbox One in the fall of 2015.
Bonnie Ross, General Manager at 343 Industries, has described Halo 5: Guardians
as a "massive and exciting project" and has noted that it is “a bigger effort than Halo 4
Making a “Halo” game that runs at 60 frames per second, on dedicated servers, with the scope, features and scale we’ve been dreaming of for more than a decade, is non-trivial. It’s a task that we, at 343 Industries, are taking very seriously to ensure we deliver the “Halo” game that fans deserve, and a game that is built from the ground up for Xbox One.
Ross went on to say that Halo 5: Guardians
“is a game that will hopefully demonstrate the talent, learnings and abilities of the 343 Industries team” and will take on board everything learned from Halo 4
“about technology, aesthetics, performance and scale”. She also believes that one of the most important lessons learned has been “understanding and embracing a community of gamers who love what lies at the heart of this game”.
Ross has also noted that, despite Halo 5: Guardians
being dated for next year, our Halo
journey is definitely going to begin in 2014 and “with a giant leap, rather than one small step”. More information about their plans for this year will be unveiled at the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing on June 9th and Ross believes that “Halo
fans will be pretty excited” about what’s up their sleeves. Whatever this may be, at least we won’t have to wait too long to find out.