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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:11 AM Edited by iNero, 16 May 2014 - 10:16 AM.

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Has just been released

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

http://news.xbox.com...ey-announcement

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:42 AM

Female protagonist? I wonder what the blue visor means. If it actually means anything, beyond a cool desing choice. If Cortana comes back and gets a robot body or takes over some Spartan's mind it would be extremely tacky. And yeah, there was the orange (Didact)/blue (Librarian) contrast that was all over the place in 4.

 

2015 sounds good, it looks like they are taking their time to deliver the best game possible. I hope they learned from 4 and make 5 a little bit more true to Bungie's series. The "scope and scale" bit gives me a bit of a Battlefield impression. I'm all in for more open and sandbox-y campaign (343, give me ODST 2 already, please), but multiplayer? You know, massive maps, 64 players, all that stuff. It could work, I guess, but there would have to be enough small 4 on 4 maps and some classic BTB maps. I really don't want Battlefield: Space Edition.

 

And "giant leap this year"? I'd like to see Halo 2 Anniversary with classic multiplayer, but that wouldn't be much of a leap, would it?


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:56 AM

Female protagonist? I wonder what the blue visor means. If it actually means anything, beyond a cool desing choice. If Cortana comes back and gets a robot body or takes over some Spartan's mind it would be extremely tacky. And yeah, there was the orange (Didact)/blue (Librarian) contrast that was all over the place in 4.

 

 

Speculative prediction: Female Spartan to fill Cortana's void as a support character to Master Chief, with some sections of the campaign where she becomes playable.

 

I don't think they can bring Cortana back. It would completely cheapen what they wanted to accomplish with her 'death' in 4, IMO.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:32 AM Edited by iiConTr0v3rSYx, 16 May 2014 - 11:32 AM.

I think the game is going to be open world.

Excited to see who the blue visored colored spartan is. Has to be a spartan 4.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:53 PM Edited by SFPD officer, 16 May 2014 - 03:54 PM.

The "blue visor" Spartan has the ONI symbol on the armor. Theory right now is that (s)he's an agent sent to hunt down Chief who's gone AWOL. Good news? It's confirmed that it's not Palmer or Cortana. But apparently, it's not a woman either. The armor looks really misleading then.

 

New Frank O'Connor's blog post up on Waypoint:

https://blogs.halowa...e-great-journey

 

Nothing much, beyond a new concept art (that architecture doesn't look very Forerunner - could be Sanghelios? And what are those things flying in the background? They remind me of Sentinels from Matrix) and a lot of teasing.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:13 PM

Rumors of it being open world excite me.

All I ask Is classic multiplayer, none of that Halo 4 stuff.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:30 PM

I'd like to point something out, Halo 4 spoilers below.

 

The Didact died by falling from orbit.

He died. From falling.

He fell off the designated area. And died.

 

 

You probably all knew this was coming...

 

 

 

 

 

The Didact was killed by The Guardians.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:32 PM

If they announce this outside of E3, MS must have some f*cking zingers ready, man! Getting pumped for E3.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:08 PM

So what's the story? Master Chief goes into depression because

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, and he has a bounty on his head?

 

BTW, try to use the spoiler tags, please. This place reeks of spoilers.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:47 PM

Maybe there will be a beta/demo released in 2014 and that's the giant leap? I'd find it hard to believe that the Halo 2 Anniversary is a giant leap.

I can't believe we have to wait another year and several months to play the game...


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:37 PM

Concept Art

 

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:04 PM

I'd like to point something out, Halo 4 spoilers below.

 

The Didact died by falling from orbit.

He died. From falling.

He fell off the designated area. And died.

 

 

You probably all knew this was coming...

 

 

 

 

 

The Didact was killed by The Guardians.

The Didact is immune to the Composer, so he's still alive.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:00 PM

Just rumors for now, but if this true, then take all me monies!
http://www.engadget....ief-collection/

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 12:05 AM

 

I'd like to point something out, Halo 4 spoilers below.

 

The Didact died by falling from orbit.

He died. From falling.

He fell off the designated area. And died.

 

 

You probably all knew this was coming...

 

 

 

 

 

The Didact was killed by The Guardians.

The Didact is immune to the Composer, so he's still alive.

 

 

 

I find it heartbreaking that you didn't get my joke.


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 12:17 AM Edited by iiConTr0v3rSYx, 17 May 2014 - 12:18 AM.

I did get the joke. I remember trying to get that sh*tty skull on Sandbox.

 

Just an FYI, which I forgot to include


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:42 AM

Just rumors for now, but if this true, then take all me monies!
http://www.engadget....ief-collection/

*throws wallet at screen*

I always wondered though why some random studio does the HD versions of the games? Why can't 343 do it? I don't have a lot of faith in some random studio trying to recreate the magic of Halo 1-4.


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:53 AM

anyone has a source for the open world rumors?

I highly doubt that its true since the game will run @ 60 fps.


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 05:02 AM Edited by DarthShinobi, 17 May 2014 - 05:03 AM.

343 have found the secret to the Xbox One. :whistle:

They're just those water cooler rumors that gets tossed around. I doubt its true.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:22 AM

Speculation Time!

 

343's representatives once mentioned (a long time ago, actually, just after 4 came out) that they are drawing inspiration for 5 from The Search for Spock. I assume Chief will search for a way to bring Cortana back - also evidenced by the AI chip in his hand in last year's teaser.

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4 also made a strong point of how Chief was essentially a machine - a brainwashed tool used by the military. In 4, we see him "waking up" - from standing up against Del Rio, when he wanted to decommision rampant Cortana and going on his own, against orders to pursue Didact, to contemplating his humanity in final scenes. 5 will probably continue this theme - we see Chief walking alone in the desert, in rugged armor and a cloak. A classic pilgrimage imagery.

 

Another interesting thing I saw yesterday was the contrast between the ONI operative and Chief. One in a modern, state-of-the-art armor, the other in damaged six+ year old "piece of junk". One was handpicked from millions of children and trained to be one of the best soldiers and protectors humanity ever had, the other is probably one of Spartan IV's - a mass-production phase of the Spartan program, a tool used by UNSC to secure its domination in the galaxy. They are both Guardians of humanity, but both flawed. Chief was an indoctrinacted child soldier, the ONI operative works for a shady agency that gives GTA's FIB and IAA a run for their money. Old/New. Original/Replacement.

 

But what I personally find most interesting is the possibility that the desert planet might be Sanghelios. I'm really grasping at straws here, but Sanghelios was heavily featured in two pre-4 novels. Sanghelios is also rich on Forerunner relics. And, every time we saw the desert planet so far, it was barren, but we also saw some functional buildings in the concept art. In one of pre-4 books, ONI looking for a way to wipe out Elites (and literally wipe out the entire race, not just destroy their military). One of proposed methods is poisoning their crop and starving them out. What if they actually carried out this plan and Sanghelios is essentially a post-apocaliptic wasteland now?

 

 

Just rumors for now, but if this true, then take all me monies!
http://www.engadget....ief-collection/

Now this is a remake/re-release I can get behind.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 01:17 PM

Imagine if it's 343 Gulty Sparks now reborn as Chakas.

He wasn't completely destroyed, and his remains were found by ONI.

Meh, I doubt it.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:37 PM

"We're forerunners, guardians of all that exists."


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:00 PM

So how bout that Halo Comic Book cover?

 

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:16 PM

The Didact has the sickest looking armor. 

 

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I can't wait for Halo 5!

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 03:39 AM

I'm a little skittish about this after 4 but at least they're taking their time with this one.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:25 AM

How are you guys excited for this game?

343 destroyed Halo 4 and will do the same with 5. Bungie is the only company that can make Halo. 

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:27 AM

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I'm excited for the story, if not for anything else. 343 messed a lot of things up, but writing, character work and universe building was not one of them. I liked what they have done with the universe since they took over and I also appreciate how they integrated EU into the main series, instead of what Bungie did - ignoring and convoluting it (Reach) or just throwing a couple of random easter eggs here and there (every other game). Bungie's best storytelling was in text-based, optional Terminals and Datapads, which is, honestly, quite sad in a way.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:34 AM

How are you guys excited for this game?

343 destroyed Halo 4 and will do the same with 5. Bungie is the only company that can make Halo. 


You're only saying this because Destiny is on PlayStation.

People may not have liked 4's MP, but the SP was great. A great first game handled well by a new studio.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:07 PM

How are you guys excited for this game?

343 destroyed Halo 4 and will do the same with 5. Bungie is the only company that can make Halo. 


"Destroyed"

If it was destroyed, people wouldn't be excited for 5

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:49 PM

 

How are you guys excited for this game?

343 destroyed Halo 4 and will do the same with 5. Bungie is the only company that can make Halo. 


You're only saying this because Destiny is on PlayStation.

People may not have liked 4's MP, but the SP was great. A great first game handled well by a new studio.

 

I wouldn't care if Destiny was a Xbox/PC exclusive. You can't take out the main developers of a AAA tittle. 


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:51 PM

I bet if they didn't try their own flavor to the game you'd complain on how they didn't change anything.

Single player was great. Multiplayer was alright, but they strayed too far from the actual core of Halo MP. They hardly destroyed it.




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