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The official theme song has been made available in its entirety over on YouTube. Gamers can listen to the theme song right now to get a feel for how the game will sound under composer Kazuma Jinnouchi, who is continuing the work from Halo 4 after the original composer, Marty O'Donnell, took leave and followed Bungie to work on Destiny.
Part of the promotional campaign for Halo 5 is a series of live-action trailers that Microsoft and 343 Industries has been using to hype the game up. The latest live-action commercial for the game has ONI claiming that the Master Chief, John-117, is dead.
Phil Spencer offered an additional explanation to gamers as to why Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One will be the first shooter game in the series to not allow the option of two-player split-screen co-op in offline or online, play. It basically boils down to Microsoft catering to those who play on Xbox Live.
It looks like players will be limited to a set cycle of maps in Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer, as 343 Industries confirms that voting and vetoing selections will not be available in the upcoming first-person shooter.
We're close enough to Halo 5: Guardian's release for Microsoft to send out the opening cinematic. Even if you don't like Halo, you'll still enjoy this video.
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.
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 had a rough launch due to multiplayer bugs. Microsoft is confident that Halo 5 will be released in a much better state, though.
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.