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?"

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christocolus1522d ago

E3 is 8weeks away. Soon we will get to see halo5.

Lawboy21522d ago

I honestly cant wait 3rd most anticipated game this year behind titanfall and destiny

CYCLEGAMER1522d ago (Edited 1522d 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?

dmeador1522d ago

@MELMAN26 Because its Borderlands meets Halo made by one of the most well known companies in gaming.

Razmossis1522d ago


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.

MazzingerZ1522d ago (Edited 1522d 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.


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 I always like Halo for its story and soundtrack but the graphics and overall feel of the game always felt outdated to me, until 343 came in and made the game look and feel as good as the story (don't care for any of halo's multiplayer), but what does Halo have to do with

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

mikeslemonade1521d ago

This and Mk8 are overhyped. I just don't get it.

Azzanation1521d ago (Edited 1521d 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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darkslayer2081522d ago

a halo MMO would be great...

randomass1711522d ago

Destiny isn't an MMO, although Bungie says it's the closest we're gonna get to an MMO-like FPS.

Jughead34161522d 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.

GarrusVakarian1522d 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.

randomass1711522d 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.

Shadonic1521d 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.

Blaze9291522d ago

Halo + Xbox One + Kinect should be a very amazing experience for Halo fans

LAWSON721522d ago

Yeah Halo and Kinect don't go together and if they ever do there goes my interest and probably many others.

GarrusVakarian1522d 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.

Blaze9291522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )

@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.

Allsystemgamer1522d ago


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.

jnemesh1522d 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!

maniacmayhem1522d ago


"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.

4Sh0w1522d ago (Edited 1522d 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.

Joey_Leone1522d ago

Kinect? Seriously, What planet are you living on? Never played halo4.. Don't care.

mhunterjr1521d 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.

Shadonic1521d 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.

Azzanation1521d 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.

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Lawboy21522d 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

Naga1522d ago

You really should play it if you want to have any idea if what's happening in 5. Some really big things happened.

LAWSON721522d ago

Or just read a summary on a wiki site and watch cutscenes on Youtube

DasTier1522d ago


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!

Lawboy21522d ago

Ive played every other halo game

watched the halo movie

but just didn't get to play this are right im probably not going to be able to play it but I did watch the ending already I may watch some more

DasTier1522d ago


You watched the Halo movie huh?

LAWSON721522d ago (Edited 1522d ago )


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+.

Naga1522d 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.

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alexkoepp1522d 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.

corvusmd1522d 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?).

TheGreatGamer1522d 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! but overall i would say GTA V is the peak of graphical fidelity on 360

Shadonic1521d 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 *

Kavorklestein1521d 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.

allrangemode1522d ago

I really hope the don't implement voice controls a la RYSE. "throw grenade" ... "Erase hard drive? yes or no"

allrangemode1522d ago

Lol agreed. I got too excited. But man, I just can't wait for Halo 5!!

-Foxtrot1522d ago

I hope in the 5th game he...


Goes searching for way would they kill her off for good.

darkslayer2081522d ago

A halo game without Cortana is all we need....she was annoying throughout halo4 campaign ..

-Foxtrot1522d 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.

GarrusVakarian1522d ago (Edited 1522d 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.

fluxmulder1522d ago

Agreed, useless character. Eyecandy for the males from day one. Trying to develop her into a serious character was admirable, but misguided.

-Foxtrot1522d ago


Eyecandy? Day one?

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.

TRD4L1fe1522d ago

besides master chief, Cortana is one of the best characters in Halo, they need to bring her back

fluxmulder1522d 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.

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gjruk1522d 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.

-Foxtrot1522d ago (Edited 1522d 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'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.

randomass1711522d 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.

Shadonic1522d 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.

randomass1711522d ago


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.

Summons751522d 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.

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xDHAV0K24x1522d ago

would be cool if you could command a platoon with voice commands

Hercules1891522d 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.

xDHAV0K24x1522d ago

absolutely! and have Chief relay the message in his voice to them