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"Halo 5" Spotted in Official Xbox One Video From Microsoft

While the next Halo game still doesn’t have an official title today Microsoft posted a new video featuring the Xbox One’s design on both hardware and software fronts, and Reddit user Fozzin spotted something definitely interesting: The first actual mention of "Halo 5" from Microsoft.

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cl19831202d ago

In all honesty it would be silly of Microsoft to change the naming system in the middle of a trilogy.

Abriael1202d ago

I think so too, but in that case it's also silly that they've been keeping the name a secret til now :D

cl19831202d ago

To drive people crazy.

Webbyy1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

Where did you guys see it in the video? :-/

edit: never mind. I see it :-)

randomass1711202d ago

The more you wait, the more you hunger. Microsoft is smart to build up hype, even if we know it's coming. Kinda like Zelda U. :)

truefan11202d ago

It will be titled Halo 5.

-Want to have fun, buy an XB1

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LackTrue4K1202d ago

@ what time of the video did they show it? i didn't see it?

cl19831202d ago

There's a still of it in the story.

Sovereign591202d ago

50 seconds in, wait for the top item on the feed to appear

randomass1711202d ago

Well, there you have it! Halo 5. Right there lol. Looking forward to seeing the game in action.

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Mystogan1202d ago

Microsoft is making some rounds in the hype train. Sunset Overdrive and Halo 5 tease today. Xbox is looking better and better everyday.

🎮

porkChop1201d ago

That's assuming the next game is in fact Halo 5, and not a side-story.

choujij1201d ago (Edited 1201d ago )

Your avatar makes me believe you're biased towards a numbering system. =P

Jazz41081201d ago

Well they did have Halo Reach

cl19831201d ago

However that was released when a on going trilogy wasn't already announced.

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OpieWinston1202d ago

Haven confirmed on Halo 5.
I'm game.

christocolus1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

E3..here i come. Did you notice the photo just below the user profile pic which was highlighted in the article? I think the character in that photo is from halo.

ArtificiallyYours1202d ago

One of the best SWAT maps in 4. Along with Skyline.

PixelNinja1201d ago

Sorry dude, it's just a place holder.

WeAreLegion1202d ago

Nice. Hoping the open world rumor is true.

CYCLEGAMER1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

Why would you want Halo to be open world...just curious?? Halo doesn't seem like that type of game. It is heavily story driven, and is not a mission based game.

IMO open world games fit best in third person games, not first person shooters.

WeAreLegion1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

Because it's already pretty darn massive. Making it open world, especially if there is seamless interplanetary travel, would be insane!

Mass Effect is heavily story driven and it works very well on that.

Edit: Really, everyone? -_-

mhunterjr1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

No reason a 'mission based game' can't be open world. And still be story driven.

If I had to guess, it would be more like mass effect than grand theft auto... allowing the player to fly from planet to planet, pick and choose missions that more or less are linear in structure... there world be the occasional large hub locations that are more reminiscent of gta, with npc characters to intact with, wild life and enemies to encounter, and a chance to do some exploration...

There's really no reason this couldn't work for a halo game. It was actually bungie's original plan to have halo1 play this way before MS got involved.

spicelicka1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

What legion said^

I probably wouldn't be open world like GTA or crackdown where you have one huge world and your missions are restricted within that world.

It could be something like ODST which was open world in a sense, but that was restricted to new mombasa, im more than sure halo 5 would cover many worlds.

Mass effect is the closest thing that comes to mind. It has linear smaller missions but the worlds are connected via a hub, and side missions you can choose to do on your own.

That would be perfect in my opinion because you wouldn't be restricted on large space with repetitive missions, and when you land on planets for story based levels you can still have your usual linear epic set piece driven missions.

Mystogan1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

I agree with you but that is not the case with Halo.
It should have been openworld a long time ago. The single player missions really feel like they need to be openworld.

Halo + OpenWorld = Epic

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CYCLEGAMER1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

@wearelegion
I guess I can see what you are saying, but that is not what I want out of Halo. I want a graphic heavy, story driven Halo. Halo has always been about the story for me and thats how I want to experience it. I don't want a bunch of side missions and other stuff getting in the way. There are already a few games out and coming out that are open world for the system, i.e. Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Metal Gear...etc.

Edit: Mass Effect is also not a first person shooter.

randomass1711202d ago

I'm not sure Halo NEEDS to be an open world unless there is a ton of on screen characters to interact with. If they try it that'd be pretty interesting though.

Ulf1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

Whooooa. I was sure they were gonna call it Halo 8 Ultimate, and have Halo 8 Home edition for people who don't need all the guns.

/s

Ausbo1202d ago

Confirmation. Will it be this year or next