One of the most fascinating stories in video game history is that of Master Chief, aka John-117. We’ve never even seen the face of the hero of the Halo franchise, but in anticipation of Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries has launched an ARG (alternate reality game) that will dig deep into the Chief’s past.
Microsoft hasn’t had any trouble selling the Xbox One since the temporary price drop went into effect, but if you still need some convincing, maybe a play session with Halo 5: Guardians will do the trick. This Saturday, January 3rd, a demo for Halo 5 will be playable at over 50 Best Buy locations between the hours of 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. More →
Last weekend, I played my first few rounds of Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer. I’d seen the videos and I’d heard the concern from Halo fans, but I wanted to actually get my hands on it before I made any judgments. After all, Halo’s competitive multiplayer has never been my strong suit, so I was more excited about the changes than the Halo purists.
The highly anticipated mutliplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians is launching later this month, but Microsoft has given us the opportunity to jump in for an early preview event this weekend. Starting today at 4:00 p.m. ET, the beta will go live and, providing there aren’t any issues, we’ll be playing for at least an hour right here on the site with an embedded stream from our Twitch channel. More →
Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the most anticipated Xbox One exclusive of the month will hit store shelves on Tuesday. With four full campaigns, over 100 multiplayer maps and the debut of Halo 2: Anniversary, it’s going to be hard to find more value in a game this holiday season, but the best part of the whole package won’t be available at launch. More →
You won’t just be able to play all of the early classic Halo games on the Xbox One — you’ll get a brand new one as well. Microsoft on Monday revealed that it’s going to a release a beta version of Halo 5: Guardians’ multiplayer features this December, or a little less than a year before the full game launches in the fall of 2015. Halo, of course, is the Xbox’s most popular exclusive franchise and its next chapter figures to be one of 2015’s most anticipated titles. The multiplayer beta will start on December 27th this year and last through January 17th of 2015.
If there’s any game that’s going to help Microsoft catch up with Sony in the console wars, it’s this one. Per Gamespot, Microsoft and 343 Industries on Friday confirmed that the latest game in the hugely popular Halo franchise would officially release on the Xbox One in the fall of 2015. 343 is promising that the new game, called Halo 5: Guardians, will be “a bigger effort than Halo 4,” the last game in the franchise that was well received by that failed to match the huge sales of Halo 3. 343 Industries general manager Bonnie Ross went on to explain that this “bigger effort” extends to “the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine.” We can expect to hear much more about Halo 5 next month at the E3 gaming conference.
If you were looking forward to a new entry in the Halo franchise later this year, we’ve got some bad news for you. The voice of Master Chief, Steve Downes, told GameZone in a recent interview that Halo 5 likely won’t see release until 2015. 343 Industries, the developer that has taken over the Halo franchise, made a point to let the fans know that the teaser trailer shown at E3 was not meant to represent a specific game or sequel, but rather a hint of what was to come. It appears that whatever is coming will have to wait until next year. More →