Halo 5: Guardians isn't due for release until a year from now. At the moment Halo: The Master Chief Collection is the hotness, but it sure isn't being treated like it... well, not with all the fawning over Halo 5. Some new rumors cropped up as people scurried around to see what they were, and they hinted at the possible release date for Microsoft's prime-time shooter sequel.
Gamespot is reporting that the rumors about the November 10th, 2015 release date for Halo 5 aren't keyed in as official. In fact, according to a Microsoft representative...
"The recent rumors regarding the release date of Halo 5: Guardians are false,"
The rumor originally kicked off thanks to a tweet by 343 Industries newest staff member, Michael Cavanaugh.
As noted on Dualshockers, Cavanaugh tweeted the following image.
According to VG 24/7, the LED in the background could be a countdown timer. In their estimate the timer – if it were relating to days – could countdown to November 10th, 2015. Most people assumed that this could be Halo 5's release date, as the date of November 10th falls on a Tuesday, which is typically when games release in North America.
However, Microsoft already made it known that this is not the case (even if it could be).
Remember that earlier this year there was a leaker who outed the Titanfall Xbox One bundle, as well as the Halo 2: Anniversary Edition, which is actually part of the highly anticipated Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
For me? I'm more excited about The Master Chief Collection than Halo 5. With the Xbox One's limited hardware and the fact that Halo 5 is still another FPS, it's hard to get really excited. I'm expecting more of the same but done bigger and better than previous iterations.
The fact that you get four games for the price of $60 in the Master Chief Collection makes it a worthwhile deal, especially for anyone who may have been too young at the time to know about Halo or own an OG Xbox. Halo 5 – it's hard for me to envision this game having half as much replay as the Master Chief Collection. I guess it's just hard for me to see how the sequel could be as big and as mind-blowing as some people might be expecting when the Xbox One's mid-tier hardware has so far been very disappointing. Call me a skeptical Steve but I'm just not on the hype-train with this one. However, if 343 Industries can prove me wrong, I'll gladly take that concession.
Anyway, we at least know that Halo 5 is coming next year. You can read up on everything we know about the game with Gaming Blend's comprehensive compendium. For more info on the game feel free to pay a kind visit to the official website.