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Master Chief will return next year for an all-new installment

The latest reports show that Sony’s PlayStation 4 is still outselling Microsoft’s Xbox One. According to NPD analyst Liam Callahan, the PS4 remained the top hardware platform in April, making its winning streak four months in a row.
However, Microsoft has some fresh ammunition to help turn the tides in its favor. Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it will offer a $399 SKU of the Xbox One that doesn’t include the Kinect camera — this puts the console at pricing parity with the PS4.

And today, Microsoft and 343 Industries announced that the next installment in the “Halo” gaming series, “Halo 5: Guardians,” will come to the Xbox One in Fall 2015. According to Microsoft, “Halo 5” will obviously be a more significant undertaking the “Halo 4” and will fully leverage the hardware capabilities of the Xbox One:
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.

In addition to “Halo 5”, Microsoft also announced that the new “Halo” television series would also arrive in Fall 2015. The television series is being developed in conjunction with Steven Spielberg, so we have high hopes for the prospects of this venture.
Microsoft will give more details on “all things Halo” at its Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing on June 9.

Sources: Xbox News, VentureBeat

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RE: dang it!
By Arsynic on 5/16/2014 10:33:14 AM , Rating: 2
Or Halo 2 Anniversary which is rumored.

RE: dang it!
By Mitch101 on 5/16/2014 10:44:17 AM , Rating: 2
Wouldn't it be cool if Microsoft implemented Cortana in the game to accept voice commands since she is a voice recognition/execution application. Just to give it that extra cool factor.

Wish it were sooner this way it could co-inside with the release of Cortana on the X-Box one GUI.

RE: dang it!
By Kefner on 5/16/2014 11:07:02 AM , Rating: 3
Not to be too spoilerific, but not sure Cortana will be of much use in this one, she was in bad shape by the end of 4. Would be a cool idea though.

RE: dang it!
By ianweck on 5/16/2014 7:54:12 PM , Rating: 2
Damn it dude.

RE: dang it!
By Reclaimer77 on 5/16/2014 9:02:50 PM , Rating: 2
Not really a spoiler at this point. If you hadn't heard that by now, you live in a cave.

RE: dang it!
By ianweck on 5/19/2014 3:20:01 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry don't have time to keep up with you.

RE: dang it!
By FITCamaro on 5/16/2014 10:55:23 AM , Rating: 2
Halo 2, to me, was the weakest in the series. I have Halo Anniversary on 360. But I doubt I'd buy Halo 2 Anniversary. Maybe just so someday my kids could play it.

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