GamesBeat: ‘Halo: Nightfall’ pilot gives Master Chief’s universe a respectful Hollywood treatment

GamesBeat: "Before you can play as Jameson Locke, you can press “play” to see him. Microsoft and 343 Industries announced Locke as a “pivotal character” in the upcoming first-person shooter Halo 5: Guardians, due in 2015. Tuesday marks your first time to see him in action in the pilot episode of a short digital series with a Hollywood pedigree called “Halo: Nightfall.” The series is only five episodes of roughly 20 minutes each, so executive producer Ridley Scott (Prometheus) and crew had to cover an enormous amount of ground in the pilot for those that might not tune in with Master Chief’s entire history memorized."

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nikrel1532d ago

I know nothing of the Halo series events i'm pretty excited to play all the games.

2cents1532d ago (Edited 1532d ago )

If you like Sci-fi, aliens, pew pew lasers and space marines then I think you are in for a treat!

Really looking forward to Nightfall. The production values look more 'expensive' than 'Forward unto Dawn'.

Does anyone know about the included Nightfall with the MCC. I know its a digital link, but I'm guessing we don't get all 5 episodes on launch day or do we?
I'm thinking we might have to wait each week for the release? I ask because I would like to see them back2back.

Edit 2: @Naga

Thanks dude!

Naga1532d ago (Edited 1532d ago )

Just looked it up. It doesn't look like we'll get them all at once at launch - just free access to them as they come out.

"According to posts made by O’Connor at NeoGAF, the series will consist of five episodes variable length episodes that will be streamed through the Halo Channel for those that purchase The Master Chief Collection. A disk release will eventually happen.

The episodes put together will make the series a feature length film, per O’Connor. That suggests something along the lines of a one-and-a-half to two-hour movie with each episode taking around 18 to 24 minutes."


SniperControl1532d ago


Do you know if the show will be available to non gold subscribers?

I have ordered the MCC, but wont be playing online(so no need for gold)

Naga1532d ago (Edited 1532d ago )

@ SniperControl

You should be fine. Since it's being provided through the Halo Channel, which is accessible through not just the Xbox One, but any Windows 8.1 device (including Windows Phone), non-Gold subscribers should be good to go.

I don't think you'll have any problems.

Additional Halo Channel info:

@ 2cents

You bet!

midnightambler1532d ago

Do we really need a TV series based on Halo? Is the game world that interesting?

strangeaeon1532d ago

Of course we don't need it, but it really is that interesting. I could ask the same of ANYTHING I have never tried.

Eldyraen1532d ago

It has books, films (live action and anime), comics, etc so there is a market for it.

I have only seen Forward to Dawn but I liked it--not a perfect movie by any means but one of the better game to movie adaptations IMO. It was good enough for me to look forward to Nightfall and the series anyways.

2cents1532d ago

I would say it is down to personal taste.

The novels are very deep and most are bestsellers. Then there is Halo legends, a collection of some really impressive animations from artists around the world. The previous show, forward unto dawn beautifully segwayed into Halo 4 and made the closing scene a lot more poignant.

Halo is for sci-fi fans. If you liked Battlestar Galactica or StarTrek or Stargate etc then Halo is a great addition to the Sci-fi cannon. But not everyone needs to or has to like it just because the mainstream does.

Nothing wrong with that. But if you are a fan of that genre then you owe it to yourself to experience the ridiculously deep universe of Halo.

Trekster_Gamer1532d ago

Hell yes! It really is that interesting, what is not interesting is your trolling comments!

spicelicka1532d ago

lol well yes, how the hell else would they even come up with the series, why would they spend millions of dollars if it wasn't interesting.

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tigertron1532d ago

5 episodes 20 mins each? damn, I was hoping for longer and more episodes.

I guess this will be like Forward Unto Dawn, then.

Foehammer1531d ago


I really enjoyed Forward Unto Dawn

Keep it up

Hail to the King baby