With E3 comes a whole host of announcements, from Fallout 4 and Need for Speed, to Forza, and finally Halo 5: Guardians, featuring an all new storyline and perspective from the same experience gamers have been enjoying since the first of the series. Coming out in October 27, 2015, this Xbox exclusive is a must have for the fans casual and hardcore — now let’s take a closer look.
As seen from the trailer, it’s clear the series is taking on a bold new statement. Halo 5: Guardians’ improvements go even above and beyond in the series as a whole, from a sleeker and modern HUD design, to greatly improved level design featuring enormous maps fitting for massive firefights of enemies. Accented by Bay-esque effects and extremely detailed graphics, this pushes the limits of next gen consoles while still running at a stark 60 FPS — all on your Xbox One.
Even the story gets an upgrade — take part as the Spartan Locke in the fire team Osiris as they enter the mission “Battle of Sunaion” on Sanghelios. Their core directive? Pursue the elite Spartan Master Chief and Blue Team, fighting fierce resistance in a complex and immersive, unforgiving world. Firefights will be hairier than ever as elites clash against elites. Even Bucke makes a return- voiced by the famous celebrity Nathan Fillion, well regarded in some gaming circles.
And that’s just the campaign. Halo 5: Guardians is set to have an incredible multiplayer with dedicated servers with drop ins/drop outs for quick and easy play. Friends and acquaintances will be able to co-operate on a whole new level in this Co-Op set game mode, with intense fire fights and the likes.
What does this mean for Halo fans? A widely improved game with diverse experiences, bringing to light new fun and discovery to the entire series. With that said, there’s still many amazing possibilities for this new Halo 5 game as it releases.