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Submitted by halocursed 344d ago | rumor

Halo 5 Plot Unfolds, Secret Events Revealed

"The Master Chief returns in 'The Next 72 Hours: Part 1'! After defeating the Didact, John-117 joined the crew of Infinity . . . but why did he leave?" (Halo 5: Guardians, Xbox One)

Hopefully
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christocolus  +   344d ago
E3 is 8weeks away. Soon we will get to see halo5.
Lawboy2  +   344d ago
I honestly cant wait 3rd most anticipated game this year behind titanfall and destiny
MELMAN26  +   344d ago
I can't believe the hype for Destiny and Watch Dogs. This is not a troll, I seriously want to know why people are so hyped for Destiny? It doessn't seem graphically impressive, we don't know much about it, it doesn't seem to be a competitive game...why all the hype? Can someone answer this in a civilized way?
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dmeador  +   344d ago
@MELMAN26 Because its Borderlands meets Halo made by one of the most well known companies in gaming.
Razmossis  +   344d ago
@melman

What I can't understand is why there is any hype for halo 5, considering it has nothing at all to do with Bungie anymore. I wouldn't be interested in a Metal Gear game not developed by Kojima. Just seems like Halo is selling its name now, forget about the quality or if it'll actually represent what the fans of the game originally fell in love with.
MazzingerZ  +   344d ago
Worshiped Halo...with Bungie, the rest is just one more game like all Call of Duties, sure, it's a 1st party game so production values are high but it still misses the Bungie heart.

I buried Master Chief when Bungie did but I'd love to see Halo 2 remake rather than a new game, it would be awesome to finally play Halo 2 co-op as it was planned before MSFT just pressed Bungie to release Halo 2 without the planned features.
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MELMAN26  +   344d ago
@Ramossis
Well Halo is a well established franchise and 343 studios made a great Halo, honestly it was the best one I ever played. I always like Halo for its story and soundtrack but the graphics and overall feel of the game always felt outdated to me, until 343 came in and made the game look and feel as good as the story (don't care for any of halo's multiplayer), but what does Halo have to do with this....lol?

Maybe the fact that Bungie is bringing that same old look and feel to Destiny is the reason I'm am not feeling the hype....IDK
mikeslemonade  +   344d ago
This and Mk8 are overhyped. I just don't get it.
Azzanation  +   343d ago
@Razmossis You do know that most of the original Halo team work for 343 now. Bungie is just a brand just like Rare. Halo was dead under Bungie and they simply ran out of ideas with the franchise and wanted to finish it at number 3. If Bungie had to make Halo 4 it would have been no better to 343's version. 343 did the best they could to recreate the franchise. They will only get better. Halo 4 had the best Mechanics, Sound, Graphics and Gameplay out of the lot. Its down side was the multiplayer (which was still very good) Like myself I play Halo for the campaign and the MP is just the cream on top, so if Halo 5's campaign is as good as Halo 4 then its a win.
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darkslayer208  +   344d ago
a halo MMO would be great...
ZodTheRipper  +   344d ago
Destiny.
randomass171  +   344d ago
Destiny isn't an MMO, although Bungie says it's the closest we're gonna get to an MMO-like FPS.
MelvinTheGreat  +   344d ago
Leave.
AnotherProGamer  +   344d ago
@randommass171

Planet side 2 is a MMOFPS
Jughead3416  +   344d ago
Yea, I haven't gotten an XBOX ONE yet. This may be a good reason to finally get it. Halo was one of my favorite franchises from the past 2 gens.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   344d ago
I can imagine a lot of people will be buying X1's purely for Halo 5. There are very few releases in this industry that are as big a deal as Halo. I love it when a new Halo game drops and everyone is playing online and having a great time...some of the best MP gaming ive ever had has been with this franchise.
randomass171  +   344d ago
Halo is their biggest franchise for sure. If the Halo TV show is a success, it can potentially push Halo 5 and Xbox One sales even further.
Shadonic  +   344d ago
I'm waiting until i see how MP is for a couple of months. Don't want to jump head first in like i did with Halo 4 buying seasons passes and everything because of Halo hype only to have a very disappointing halo MP to hang onto with a shrinking population.
Blaze929  +   344d ago
Halo + Xbox One + Kinect should be a very amazing experience for Halo fans
LAWSON72  +   344d ago
Yeah Halo and Kinect don't go together and if they ever do there goes my interest and probably many others.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   344d ago
I'll take Halo and the X1 on their own. Halo doesn't need some gimmicky voice or motion controls to make it an amazing experience.

Although i suspect it probably will have Kinect features.
Blaze929  +   344d ago | Well said
@Lukas_Japonicus @LAWSON72 oh I just love you all's enthusiasm. The hate for Kinect is so strong you would even close any possibilities to a new gaming experience?

Who said Halo 'needs' Kinect? Let's be real, at the end of the day it's still Halo. Kinect can only improve on that, not make it worse.

I can imagine countless ways to utilize Kinect with Halo to make it a better experience. It's there. It's included with every system. Use it. How can we advance if we keep sticking the same style of gaming?

That's why Halo 4, although great in the single player department, was lackluster in multiplayer.

The gameplay, is just kinda old. I like when I'm gaming to go, "wow, that was pretty innovative."

Playing Dead Rising 3 and having the zombies respond to kinect noise - although not a big deal, still pretty innovative and cool. Shaking the control in natural reaction to a surprise zombie grabbing you to shake hold. That's what I'm talking about.

Possibilities are as endless as the designer who thinks of and is able to implement them.
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Allsystemgamer  +   344d ago
@blaze

Reacting to mic noise isn't new. In splinter cell chaos theory co op you could call out to enemy ai and they'd go check out the noise or if you were talking to your co op partner too loud they could hear you.

It's nothing new.
jnemesh  +   344d ago
When a "new gaming experience" translates into unrecognized voice commands, or misinterpreted gestures, yes, I am ALL FOR avoiding the hell out of it! EVERY Kinect enabled game works better by completely disabling the worthless device!
maniacmayhem  +   344d ago
@Allsystemgamer

"It's nothing new."

It doesn't have to be new, it just needs to be added to the overall experience. And if it makes the game that much more engaging or fun then everyone should be all for it.

This is why I never understand a lot of the comments on N4G, especially the ones who hate Kinect. If Kinect can add more to the gaming experience why not have it?

Too many on here are just plain cynical and most want new experiences or games but complain when a series tries something different or adds something more.
4Sh0w  +   344d ago
Why does it have to be new? Kinect works great in DR3, Kinect adding options to core games is 1 of the few reasons I personally prefer X1 over ps4. That said HELL NO, I dont want Kinect as part if Halo's core gameplay mechanics but Kinect is in every box so I'd would be pretty disappointed if micro made us pay for it and did not utilize it too add small intuitive functionality in their biggest 1st party games. It's not for everybody but I just like the idea of advancing gameplay besides just graphics; one of the reasons I'm hopeful for sonys VR venture. Kinect can only enhance the experience when they use it properly, but either way the added functionality will be optional for the Kinect haters who are too embarrassed to yell a few voice commands or make some small hand gestures, as for me hell yeah I like variety of options in my games so bring it on, I'm hoping they push some very intuitive kinect stuff for Halo5.
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Joey_Leone  +   344d ago
Kinect? Seriously, What planet are you living on? Never played halo4.. Don't care.
mhunterjr  +   344d ago
I'd like to see a kinect integration that works organically. Nothing shoehorn and out of place... But instead a feature that makes people say "halo with kinect is a little more fun without it. If they can't pull that off, then they shouldn't include kinect support.

Personally, I think it would be neat if Cortana (or whatever AI accompanies chief, could respond to commands and quiries, conversationally. They already have the voice recognition software built into the console, and are already building a virtual assistant named Cortana. Why not use that tech within the game.
Shadonic  +   344d ago
ONly thing I think kinect and halo can work together with is a sort of semi Cortana AI thing for the entire XBOne UI kind of like Siri.
Azzanation  +   343d ago
A lot of people forget that Halo Anniversary uses Kinect 1. It was used for scanning vehicles and weapons. If Halo 5 did that then that would be pretty neat. Haters are going to hate, but this is a good idea and I hope they use it. I am a big Halo fan and ill take all the innovations they can throw at me.
Lawboy2  +   344d ago
this is big this is really big...I wonder if this is true...didn't get to play halo 4....which sucks looking forward to halo 5
Naga  +   344d ago
You really should play it if you want to have any idea if what's happening in 5. Some really big things happened.
LAWSON72  +   344d ago
Or just read a summary on a wiki site and watch cutscenes on Youtube
DasTier  +   344d ago
@LAWSON72

You realise that could be said for any game?

Hell why bother playing a game or watching a film when you can just read a summary online!
Lawboy2  +   344d ago
Ive played every other halo game

watched the halo movie

but just didn't get to play this one...you are right im probably not going to be able to play it but I did watch the ending already I may watch some more
DasTier  +   344d ago
@Lawboy2

You watched the Halo movie huh?
LAWSON72  +   344d ago
@dastier

If you have to buy a console for one game to play a 5-6 hr campaign with hardly any cutscenes it is probably just best to check it out on YouTube. Halo 4 had a decent campaign but it is not worth $120+.
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Naga  +   344d ago
@ DasTier

He's talking about Forward Unto Dawn. At 90 minutes of Halo goodness, I'd agree with calling it a "Halo movie".

@ Lawboy2

You definitely seem like a fan of the series, so I really think you'd be missing out by not playing Halo 4. They kicked off an entirely new storyline with that game. So watching the ending... I will never understand why people are content with doing that... that will only let you in on *part* of what they are creating in this. You will want the full context moving forward.
alexkoepp  +   344d ago
Halo 4 was fantastic. Probably the best since the original. Definitely go back and play it. When it had appeared graphics had peaked on the 360, 343i showed us a new level of graphical fidelity on the console.
corvusmd  +   344d ago
Exactly, Halo 4 is probably my favorite Halo. It started getting stale after Halo 2. Honestly, Bungie did an AMAZING job gettin Halo off the ground, but then kinda dropped the ball with Halo 3 and ODST. 343i taking over, and thus allowing Bungie to do Destiny is really the best thing that could have happened to gamers. Now we have TWO amazing games (series?).
TheGreatGamer  +   344d ago
Halo 4 is not the peak of graphical fidelity on the 360, though agreeably it was an amazing game with amazing graphics oh and those cutscenes...wow! but overall i would say GTA V is the peak of graphical fidelity on 360
Shadonic  +   344d ago
You should probably just try and rent it, I didnt enjoy the MP after about 2 months with it and it was so freaking easy to get to 130 in the game( played BO2 more than I did halo 4 and I still reached lvl 130 in Halo 4 before I even got to my first prestige in BO2 ) . Its basically the most easiest Halo FPS there is to learn and play but because of this there's barely any skill gap and if you were decent on the Halo's at or before reach then you will basically be a GOD in Halo 4 like me.

I would at least give it a try though, I didn't enjoy it all that much but its not exactly Halo * que Installation 04 ost * in the MP compartment anymore its more like Halo * kids cheering yay *
Kavorklestein  +   344d ago
You CANNOT get to 130 in Halo 4 faster than ONE prestige in BO2... You may have got bored of it, but you either didn't really play to Level 130, or your just spouting nonsense.

Matchmaking in halo takes WAY longer, and it's hard to get a higher xp score than 3500 on Halo 4 even if you do most of the work on your team. Yes you can complete all the challenges you want, but the challenges aren't limited to JUST multiplayer, some are in campaing.. but there's not even enough xp given in challenges in two months to POSSIBLY get you to 130, and even if you play all day long, you can get up a prestige in BO2 in about a day, so you're still either lying... or just plain wrong.
allrangemode  +   344d ago
I really hope the don't implement voice controls a la RYSE. "throw grenade" ... "Erase hard drive? yes or no"
DJustinUNCHAIND  +   344d ago
Swing and a miss.
allrangemode  +   344d ago
Lol agreed. I got too excited. But man, I just can't wait for Halo 5!!
-Foxtrot  +   344d ago
I hope in the 5th game he...

<SPOILERS>

Goes searching for Cortanna...no way would they kill her off for good.
darkslayer208  +   344d ago
A halo game without Cortana is all we need....she was annoying throughout halo4 campaign ..
-Foxtrot  +   344d ago
No she isn't, she's a great character

She's a part of Halo and she's a part of the Master Chief

The ironic part is for being an AI she's kind of the human side to the Chief.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   344d ago
Speak for yourself. I loved how they gave her a more human side and how she, in turn, made the Chief more human. A Halo without Cortana?.....No thanks.
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fluxmulder  +   344d ago
Agreed, useless character. Eyecandy for the males from day one. Trying to develop her into a serious character was admirable, but misguided.
-Foxtrot  +   344d ago
@fluxmulder

Eyecandy? Day one?

http://static.giantbomb.com...

I don't see how that was eye candy in Combat Evolved.

I'll admit they've sexed her up now but she was never intended to be eye candy, just a part of the Chief which speaks, since he never spoke much.
TRD4L1fe  +   344d ago
besides master chief, Cortana is one of the best characters in Halo, they need to bring her back
fluxmulder  +   344d ago
@ Foxtrot
Ok, so why not make Cortana a fat middle aged guy? Face it, she was deliberately designed to appeal to the heterosexual male gamer. That screen proves nothing, only the graphical limitations of the time. Each iteration of Halo has brought better graphics, and with it, a more sexed up Cortana.
gjruk  +   344d ago
I'm not saying get rid of Cortana completely, but I think she shouldn't appear in Halo 5 with Chief, other than in flashbacks. I think Chief needs to be driven towards a goal, this goal being getting Cortana back, stopping the new found enemy and maybe finding some old friends along the way, he needs some help, a new character to freshen up the series a bit. Johnson is gone (allegedly), Keyes... I think we need to see another Spartan, Kelly is still alive as far as I know... and the Arbiter needs to come back, I loved his character.
-Foxtrot  +   344d ago
I think the problem with Halo is that they might add characters from spin offs or from the books which most of the audience haven't read.

The Arbiter is the number one character to come back as most people know who he is thanks to Halo 2.

I wouldn't want them to bring in some generic soldier type characters....it's why I liked Cortanna, she was refreshing compared that that common personality.

I don't think I cared about any of the UNSC soldiers in Halo 4.

Cortanna should come back though, the librarian did something to her when she took her for a while so I don't think she's gone.....just lost.

I mean the Composer digitalizes humans in Halo 4 to become Prometheans, what's stopping them adding bit of tec which does the opposite....turning an AI human.
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randomass171  +   344d ago
I agree. I miss Arbiter as well and he and the rest of the "good" Covenant (I think they were called the heretics) need to make a return.
Shadonic  +   344d ago
@ Foxtrot

You realize that 343's whole goal with developing the future Halo titles were to blend and bring over that information and stuff from the books righ ? The Didact is from the books they can bring in those characters but they have to do a lot better with introducing them and informing us about them.
randomass171  +   344d ago
(SPOILERS)

I certainly hope so. I was devastated by the end of Halo 4. You can't just take Cortana out like that, especially when she and Chief have such a great dynamic.
Summons75  +   344d ago
nah that'll be cheesy. LEt her memory live but it good character development for chief for her to die. Plenty of popular franchises kill off main characters for plot purposes. This is just a new step.
xDHAV0K24x  +   344d ago
would be cool if you could command a platoon with voice commands
Hercules189  +   344d ago
That's the one thing that Kinect can be really good for, unless they can have the marines read your mind having voice and hand gestures can really enhance the ai because the human ai has always struggled compared to enemy ai that was really smart. Since you can see the names of the marines in your visor, lets say, for example, Jun returns, you can say Jun go up that hill and snipe while pointing to that exact location.
xDHAV0K24x  +   344d ago
absolutely! and have Chief relay the message in his voice to them
jon200547  +   344d ago
i am so looking foward to halo 5
XBOTTOX  +   344d ago
The excitement for this game just went through the roof.

Xbox one + 343 + cortana-less chief = crazy next gen spartan action/gameplay. And its confirmed 2014 release. Im juuuiced
ginsunuva  +   344d ago
<SPOILERS>

Master Chief kills more aliens.
Swiggins  +   344d ago
<MORE SPOILERS>

and he doesn't afraid of anything!
MorePowerOfGreen  +   344d ago
Is that your picture?

"Master Chief kills more aliens"
As opposed to clowns and turtles? WTF!?

Trolling has come to this?

Turtles and Clowns hate humans and the master race are fish. Makes sense yeah!? If you are 12 years old then I forgive you for acting this way. Shame on you if you're older than 12
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Swiggins  +   344d ago
I love the Halo Franchise, and I really had a hard time choosing the PS4 over the Xbox One because I knew I wouldn't get to play it.

I certainly hope it does well, the Halo Universe is incredibly well constructed.
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alexg587  +   344d ago
Hope they add some major spartan charcters to the mix with some personality( kinda like reach) cause the chief is one boring mofo without cortana
LightDiego  +   344d ago
Halo 5 will be great, and a lot of people will be jealous of Xbox One.
Master Chief is a pretty cool guy, he kills aliens and he doesn't afraid of anything.
Master Chief > Metroid.
xfear2diex  +   344d ago
stealth troll or stupid fanboy can,t decide
LightDiego  +   344d ago
You should decide what you are...
Errefus  +   344d ago
Metroid> Master Chief
Rideck  +   344d ago
Lulz Samus > Master Chief? I would disagree.
Errefus  +   344d ago
Looking forward to the announcement, looks like its time to play halo 4
choujij  +   344d ago
I didn't care much for Halo 4, so I hope 5 is a big improvement.
Skankinruby  +   344d ago
Someone describe why this is a good franchise without using the words 'online' or 'multiplayer'
Atariz  +   344d ago
is it bad that I've NEVER bothered to pay attention to Halo's plot? Didn't even touch the Halo 4 single player
jnemesh  +   344d ago
Amazing that people still are out there who apparently will pay good money for crap games...like the last THREE Halo games! 343 couldn't make a decent game in the past, why does everyone think it will be any better this time?
lazyboyblue  +   344d ago
I heard a while back that Cortana is resurrected in Halo 5 as a fully kinect interactive true AI. She can even hold a conversation with you.

Not long till e3!
urwifeminder  +   344d ago
Will have to dust off the 360 and finish H4 packed away my 360 before I finished it good reason to get it out just before H5 releases.
Illusive_Man  +   344d ago
BORNSTELLAR AKA ISODIDACT NEEDS TO BE IN HALO 5!!!

Halo Lore is soooo rich. I hope they use more elements of the Forerunner Saga.

Silentium is incredible.
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ShinraE5  +   344d ago
Halo 5 will be an amazing game for sure! I led off with the X1 and have been loving it. Ryse, PvZ, DR3, Forza, KI, Titanfall, all of those have been a blast. And games like Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5, Gears 3, Quantum Break, Project Spark, Fable Legends, Class 4 and the like will keep the good times coming.

This is exactly why I will own both an X1 and PS4 by next year at the latest. I want to PLAY ALL THE GAMES!

(I waited on a PS4, as only the order and infamous look great to me, but by 2015 spring I am sure it will have more like Deep Down and others to make it worth my cash)
Goku781  +   344d ago
I hope its better than Halo 4 shoot shoot shoot press button, shoot some more, press another button. Only thing good was some of the cinematics of master chief doing things he did not do like that flip kick. I did like the idea of the Didact and his ship, but waited the whole game and there was no really pay off or rewarding fights with that character.
JediDiah  +   344d ago
I never played Halo 4.....do you think it could land on Xbox One?
lawgone  +   344d ago
I hope they go back to what made HALO CE so engaging. You felt like YOU were Master Chief. In the others it just feels like you're a random, replaceable character. Idk, I'm probably not explaining it right.
XStation  +   344d ago
Can't wait till E3.
Urzusix  +   344d ago
Pain me to see what Microsoft has done to Halo, Its been milked to death, 6 new halo games over 360 from 2007 to 2013, At least Bungie was able to leave and move. Still Microsoft will keep milking it and now they fully own GOW I bet we will see a Halo and GOW game out every other year
OpieWinston  +   344d ago
Wrong

Halo has always had a 3 year development cycle of each major game. GoW has had 2-3 year development cycles.

And as far as Milking goes? Bring on the investments. Halo TV series...Halo Webseries...Halo Digital features...Halo Video games....Halo Boardgames...Etc.

The brand Halo is the face of Xbox, so why not invest money into the face of a whole division? They'd be crazy not to.
optimus  +   344d ago
If they do a great job with 5 then i would seriously consider going back to microsoft after the drm fiasco... I recently picked up halo wars on the marketplace for $5 and i'm really digging it. Didn't think i would cause it's an rts but i am and has managed to rekindle my appeal towards halo overall...thinking of picking odst(never played it) just to tie it all together and one day have a marathon week and play them all back to back.
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Milesprowers  +   343d ago
Destiny as replaced Halo...
JOEgolferG  +   343d ago
Even though I have switched to Playstation this gen I have to admit that I will miss the Halo series, Iv'e enjoyed all the game's so far but I could not buy an Xbox One just for this game. And just to add to this, I think 343 is an excellent studio and stepped up to the task at hand when Bungie dropped Halo.
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