The Master Chief returns for another journey.
Revealed at Microsoft's E3 2013 Media Briefing, Halo 5: Guardians is a sci-fi first-person shooter developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios, set to release on October 27. 2015 on the Xbox One. The game is the 5th installment in the Halo series, the mainline games, continuing the the journey of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117. This will be the first true Halo game developed from the ground up for Microsoft's Xbox One console. Halo 5: Guardians will be powered by a brand new in-house engine, built for the Xbox One.
The game's campaign will be set post Halo 4. We will see the debut of Office of Naval Intelligence's Agent Jameson Locke who will play a important role in the game, he will be a playable character in Halo 5: Guardian's campaign.
Much of the core Halo gameplay is still intact with new abilities available to players.
As seen is past Halo game such as Halo: Reach and Halo 4, Spartan abilities make a return to the Halo sandbox but this time not tied to a loadout. In Halo 5: Guardians all Mjolnir GEN2 are equipped with these abilities making them available to all players.
Halo 5's ground pound ability.
Render of the returning Halo weapon the Battle Rife.
Included in the beta will be a small taste of weapons in the Halo 5 sandbox. These are the confirmed weapons so far.
Halo 5 Guardian's multiplayer will have a competitive focus, going back to its arena shooter roots of level playing field and vying for map control.
At E3 2014, 343 Industries revealed that Halo 5: Guardians would be receiving a multiplayer beta. Access to the beta is included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The initial teaser revealed the multiplayer as a "next generation arena multiplayer". The beta ran through December 29, 2014 to January 22, 2015. The multiplayer beta focued on
A standard edition of the game.
The Limited Edition of Halo 5: Guardians delivers new digital content to enhance Spartan combat plus exclusive items all wrapped in a uniquely designed steel book.
A premium edition of Halo 5: Guardians for collectors and Halo fans alike. The Limited Collector's Edition contains the Limited Edition as well as additional content including commemorative, numbered statue designed by 343 Industries.