343i Announces Halo 5: Guardians Will Release in Fall 2015

Have you been hungry for Halo news like I have been? Well, 343 Industries has tried to satisfy that rumbling in your gut with an “announcement of an announcement” of sorts. Today, on Xbox.com, 343i announced that the next installment of the game will be called Halo 5: Guardians and will be released on Xbox One in the Fall of 2015.


343i confirmed that Halo 5: Guardians will run on a brand new game engine, play at 60 frames per second, and will employ dedicated servers. Guardians will also launch alongside the long-rumored, Steven Spielberg-produced Halo television series.

At the end of the article, 343i teases their upcoming June 9th Xbox media briefing at E3, saying that they will give us more information about their plans for this year at that time. What could that mean? Well, I’m hoping it means that there will be a Halo 5 tie-in with the rumored Halo 2 Anniversary edition, which may or may not be announced at that June 9th Xbox media briefing. I’m hoping there will be a remastered version of Halo 2 for the Xbox One, including the Halo 2 matchmaking experience.

What are your thoughts about the upcoming announcement?

Are you ready to buy-in on the Halo 5 hype train? I know it will be an insta-buy for me, as I’ve been a life-long fan of the Halo franchise, ever since Halo: Combat Evolved in High School.

Also, let’s not let this slip past us: Guardians?  Really?  Aren’t original Halo creators, Bungie, releasing Destiny this Fall, who’s characters are called Guardians?  Seems a little strange to me.

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Perry Brauner
I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.