Microsoft and 343 Industries have officialyl announced the next installment of the Halo video games franchise, Halo 5: Guardians, for the Xbox One.
Halo has been the signature series on Xbox consoles since 2001. Bonnie Ross, General Manager of 343 Industries, promises that Halo 5 will be the biggest game in the series yet, rebuilding the Halo gaming experience from the ground up to take advantage of the Xbox Oneâ€™s next generation hardware capabilities.
â€śHalo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort than Halo 4,â€ť says Ross in the official announcement at Xbox Wire. â€śThat applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in whatâ€™s now a brand new and more powerful engine.Â Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but weâ€™ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox Oneâ€™s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.â€ť
Ross also reminded Halo fans that, in addition to Halo 5, they can still look forward to the upcoming standalone Halo television series being produced by Steven Spielberg.
Halo 5: Guardians is projected for a fall 2015 release.