With Bungie in the middle of it’s epic masterpiece, Destiny, it’s up to 343 Studios to take over the reigns and user Master Chief to the next generation of consoles. Today, we have news that Halo 5: Guardians will be doing just that in 2015 for the Xbox One. 343 General Manager, Bonnie Ross, had this to say about the project.
“Halo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort than Halo 4,” Ross wrote on the Xbox Wire today. “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.”
Fans were hoping to see a Halo game this year, but as of now the only things they may be met with is a redeux of Halo 2.
“Many fans noted that I was very deliberate with my phrasing on stage at E3 last year,” Ross wrote. “I spoke about a ‘journey,’ rather than a destination – and that journey definitely begins in 2014 with a giant leap, rather than one small step. We’ll give you much more information about our plans for this year at the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing on June 9, and we’re confident that Halo fans will be pretty excited the special plans we have in store.”
So, as of right now, we’ll have to wait a month before we get any more news. In the meantime, enjoy this new mirrored image of Master Chief in the desert on the box art.