A few days ago, Microsoft announced the release of a cheaper series of XBOX One consoles. Today, Microsoft and 343 Industries let the world know that a new installment of the appraised shooting game Halo will be available for the XBOX One console next year.
Is this a coincidence? Probably not, but gaming enthusiasts care very little about the company’s financial strategies. They care only about the game and, in this respect, the news couldn’t be better.
Halo 5: Guardians will be available for XBOX One sometime in fall 2015. There is no official date of its release, but all we know so far is that it will launch on XBOX One. There is no question about it, the Halo franchise is incredibly popular and the game creators hope that the Halo 5: Guardians will be a major hit too.
Bonnie Ross, General Manager at 343 Industries, the creators of the actual Halo series, stated that
Halo isn’t simply a perennial game franchise, it’s a part of the Xbox platform itself. In terms of innovation and ideation, it’s sometimes important to people who might not even play Halo. And of course it’s a passion and an essential experience for two generations of gamers. So we asked ourselves, how do we begin and where do we go with Halo on Xbox One?”
2015 won’t simply be the year of “Halo 5: Guardians,” it will also be a year that offers us a unique opportunity. The opportunity to invite old friends and new audiences into that universe through the “Halo” television series, launched as a unique collaboration with Steven Spielberg and some of the finest creative minds in the business. A series that will stand alone, as well as complement and enrich the game experience. We’ll have more to share on the “Halo” television series as we near its projected fall 2015 release.