One of the things Halo fans have clamored about most since the dawn of the franchise has been Master Chief's face. It's been the hope of many a gamer that Halo 5 might actually reveal the Spartan's face, but as Gamerant reports, that's not going to be the case.
The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has given Halo 5: Guardians the 'T' for Teen rating. The game is labeled as having blood, mild language and violence. Of course, there's also the obligatory remark about the online multiplayer portion of the game being unrated and that there is user-generated content.
Microsoft and 343 Industries aren't pulling any punches with the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians. According to some new reports the game will be twice as big as Halo 4 when it comes to the campaign mode.
More companies are starting to take part in e-sports since it's become a multi-million dollar industry all its own. Microsoft is attempting to revitalize the e-sports scene for Halo by reinvigorating it with a $1 million world championship tournament this winter.
Microsoft, 343 Industries and Creative Assembly announced that Halo Wars 2 is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs in the fall of 2016. They released a teaser trailer for the game but it's all cinematic.
When Microsoft announced that there would be a smorgasbord of free multiplayer maps for Halo 5: Guardians most people assumed this was a form of compensation for the removal of the game's split-screen option in the campaign mode. In reality, the free maps will be compensated for with the multiplayer microtransactions.
For the first time ever Microsoft and 343 Industries showed off the campaign gameplay for Halo 5: Guardians. The new gameplay video showcases the single-player portion of the game and we get to see Buck interacting with Locke as the new-school Spartans seek out Master Chief.
Halo 5: Guardians won't have a split-screen option for cooperative play. The feature has been a staple in the Halo series since coming onto the scene back in 2001, but it won't be in Halo 5.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is being expanded today with an entire new campaign. 343 Industries also introduced a new multiplayer map for Halo 2 Anniversary.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection had a rough launch due to multiplayer bugs. Microsoft is confident that Halo 5 will be released in a much better state, though.
343 Industries and Microsoft have been desperately trying to fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection since it launched last year for the Xbox One. The rushed launch of the game came at a heavy price, and 343 and Microsoft are still paying for it to this very day... even in the e-sports arena.
Halo 5: Guardians is still a long ways off but it appears Microsoft already has some big promotional plans in the works for the game, including the mandatory console bundle pack that features a custom Xbox One with a Halo 5 livery.
Two new Halo 5: Guardians trailer debuted last night during the season finale of The Walking Dead. The trailers revealed, among things, the release date for the Xbox One exclusive shooter.
If you're a PC gamer who's been itching to get your hands on a copy of Halo, I have some semi-good news; a brand new PC-only edition of Halo will launch in the spring. However, it'll only be available in Russia. Sorry if I got your hopes up
The countdown for Halo 5's teaser site, "Hunt the Truth," just ended at 9pm Eastern. Unfortunately, the big reveal wasn't as exciting as expected.