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Halo 5: Guardians launches on October 27th

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Halo 5: Guardians launches on October 27th

Halo 5: Guardians will be released for Xbox One on October 27th. The release date comes via a new live-action trailer that you can watch below; it won’t tell you much about the game itself, but it appears that things aren’t too rosy between Master Chief and new protagonist Jameson Locke.

In the video, shown above, we see Jameson Locke walking the scene of mass destruction and talking about the Master Chief. It ends with Locke pointing his weapon at the fallen Spartan.


Microsoft has hype Halo 5 by way of a new statement from 343 Industries studio head Bonnie Ross. In it, Ross says the new game will deliver epic “scope and scale and drama,” while also teasing that the game will make players question everything they think they know about the Halo universe.

“We wanted Halo 5: Guardians to be the game that pays off the epic promise of the Halo universe in scope and scale and drama,” Ross said. “We want to amaze players with the sheer size of the worlds and battles they’ll experience, even as they question everything they thought they knew about its heroes, marvels, and mysteries.”

Ross added that Microsoft’s newly launched “Hunt the Truth” marketing campaign for Halo 5 is “only the beginning.” She went on to say that Microsoft will deliver more details about Halo 5 during E3 in June.  It has been confirmed that Agent Locke would be a playable character in Halo 5, and that Cortana will make an appearance in the game. Halo 5 is in development at 343 Industries exclusively for Xbox One. Producer Josh Holmes recently confirmed that the game will use dedicated servers for all multiplayer, including custom games.

“Halo 5” will be the third major release from 343 Industries, the game developer that took over the “Halo” franchise since it switched hands from Bungie in 2007. 343 Industries was also responsible for “Halo 4” in 2012, and last year’s “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” which bundled all four “Halo” games and included a complete visual overhaul for the classic game “Halo 2.”The “Halo” franchise is hugely important for Microsoft and its Xbox unit: The games have collectively sold more than 60 million copies across the globe and , and the series is considered its best exclusive intellectual property in competition with rivals Sony and Nintendo. The new title is likely to sell a lot of Xbox One game consoles.

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