Xbox One owners just got a shot in the arm as the team behind the acclaimed Halo franchise has just revealed a new iteration in the series: Halo 5: Guardians.
Halo has always been associated with the Xbox system, reaching back to Microsoft’s original console, released in 2001. With the latest title now in sights, Halo fans will start the salivation required of the lead up to the game industry’s most popular series.
“Halo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort than Halo 4,” writes 343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross. “That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine. Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.”
While the blog post on the Xbox website is thin on details, gamers will note that this will be the first Halo game to run at a fluid 60 frames per second, the holy grail of computer games. The 343 team, who took over from Bungie on the Halo franchise with 2012’s Halo 4, will be taking advantage of everything the new Xbox One console has to offer in terms of performance.
Lest fans give up a collective “meh” at the distance between now and the fall 2015 launch date, Ross teased both the upcoming Halo TV show, in collaboration with Steven Spielberg , and some new franchise reveals headed to E3 this year on June 9.
“We’ll give you much more information about our plans for this year at the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing on June 9,” she writes, “and we’re confident that Halo fans will be pretty excited about the special plans we have in store.”