Halo 2 was the life and soul of the original Xbox console and died when Microsoft cut off the servers a few years back, but with the success of Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition comes the special re-made edition for Halo 2 this year as confirmed by the voice of Master Chief himself, Steve Downes.
Talking to GAMEZONE, Downes quoted “I think you may be ahead of yourself on Halo 5. I wouldn’t expect anything until 2015.” as well as adding “What you can look forward to this year is an anniversary edition of Halo 2” – which is all the information we need to go out and celebrate with a Halo 2 party. Some of the best multiplayer maps ever made were from Halo 2 which pioneered the online multiplayer system for the original Xbox. Microsoft hasn’t officially confirmed anything as of yet other than to expect a Halo game this year.
It is a shame that Halo 5 is looking likely to be a 2015 release, but with a solid fan base on the Xbox 360, you might wonder if Halo 5 is an Xbox One exclusive to tempt the fan-base into the future with the new generation of gaming on Xbox One?
We’ll keep you posted as always when we know more.
During Microsoft’s Xbox One conference last May 2013, it was announced that Steven Spielberg would be working on a new live action Halo series for Xbox LIVE. It will be produced in conjunction with the Halo’s lead developer 343 Industries who took over the realm of the Halo Universe from its founder Bungie.
Spielberg quoted by video during the Xbox One conference:
For me, the Halo universe is an amazing opportunity to be at that intersection where technology and myth-making meet…
Not so much has been heard or leaked since the announcement, but Latino Review, a site dedicated to bringing reviews of the latest American Movies to the English speaking Latin-American audience, has been reliably informed that Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) will be directing the Halo pilot for Xbox LIVE! If you are not familiar with the name, Blomkamp is no stranger to Halo having already directed a trilogy of live-action shorts set in the Halo universe promoting Halo 3, and was due to produce a Halo movie in the works under the direction of Peter Jackson which has gone all stale!
When “official” announcements are in, we’ll keep you updated.
In a posting that has since been removed, the Microsoft Store accidentally revealed a taste of what currently is called HALO Xbox One, story will be.
“In possession of a mysterious data chip, Petty Officer John-117, aka Master Chief, confronts a new battery of challenges and tests in a Herculean effort to stay alive in a galaxy where sentient life is mercilessly hunted”
Following from the dramatic conclusion of HALO 4’s story, Master Chief is in a vulnerable place, with the E3 trailer above showing him walking alone in a desert before being confronted by a very large and not seen before Promethean device.
Scheduled for release late 2014, this is the first glimpse at what the story will be, and as a full on HALO Fanboy, this has certainly sparked my interest as its the Story that I keep returning for with HALO.