With so much to nerd out about in 2015 already, Microsoft is going to load you up with even more with an announcement this morning that next year, you’re not just getting the long in the works Halo TV series, you’re also going to get the new Halo game for Xbox One, Halo 5: Guardians. And as a bonus, Microsoft is saying that there’s going to be a full year of hype building up to both launches starting at next month’s E3 unveiling. Okay, so maybe that’s not a bonus, but hey, Halo news!

In a news post on the Xbox website, the news officially dropped. “Halo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort than Halo 4,” writes Bonnie Ross, General Manager of 343 Industries. “That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine. Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.”

On the subject of the Halo TV series, which is being overseen by no less than Steven Spielberg and “some of the finest creative minds in the business,” according to Ross. She also added that  the series will “stand alone, as well as complement and enrich the game experience.”

Both the new game and the series are looking toward a fall 2015 release, but Ross said in the post that this will be as much about the journey as it is the destination, which may or may not be PR spin for “we’re going to bombard you with Halo for over a year till that’s all you can think about.” Ross directs all eyes to Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing the  during next month’s E3 Convention in Los Angeles saying, “we’re confident that Halo fans will be pretty excited about the special plans we have in store.”

Of course, fans will judge that for themselves in due course. Stay tuned to Nerd Bastards for more Halo news as it develops.

Source: Geek Tyrant

Category: Film, TV, Videogames

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