Halo fans are going to have to wait a little longer than they’d hoped for the next game in the Halo franchise.
Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed that Halo 5: Guardians will “launch on Xbox One in fall of 2015.”
343 Industries General Manager Bonnie Ross posted on Xbox Wire:
“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.
It’s a game that will hopefully demonstrate the talent, learnings and abilities of the 343 Industries team. A game that will incorporate the things we learned from “Halo 4” about technology, aesthetics, performance and scale – and perhaps more importantly, understanding and embracing a community of gamers who love what lies at the heart of this game, and the limitless potential of the “Halo” universe.
The studio is aiming to make the game a showcase for the Xbox One and are targeting 60fps on “dedicated servers, with the scope, features and scale we’ve been dreaming of for more than a decade. More revealed at Microsoft’s media event at E3 on 9 June.
It has also been revealed that the Steven Spielberg Halo TV series will also be making its debut in 2015.