The Halo series has long been the benchmark by which all other Xbox games are judged. There have been some stumbles in the great lineage of Master Chief as of late, in particular last year's Master Chief Collection falling prey to launch woes that would have crippled any chance for success a true sequel could have had. Now one year later, 343 Industries has returned with the first true Xbox One Halo game, Halo 5. There are a lot of new aspects 343's thrown on top of the existing architecture that's become so familiar to fans over the past decade plus, and most of them work quite well to help bring the Halo franchise into a new generation. There just must be something about second entries in Master Chief's life.
Halo 5: Guardians
After effortlessly killing thousands of Covenant and Forerunner soldiers throughout the years, Master Chief has supposedly died according to this Halo 5 commercial.
The AAA franchise wheel continues to turn as 343 Industries' leaders revealed they're already working on Halo 6.
John-117 leads the Spartans of Blue Team into battle with the Covenant in this opening cinematic to Halo 5: Guardians.
343 Industries has released some impressive-looking campaign gameplay footage from Halo 5: Guardians as well as a cinematic first look at its story.
The intro cinematic to Halo 5: Guardians has it all: orbital drops, Fireteam Osiris, war against the Covenant, and Nathan Fillion.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board slapped Halo 5: Guardians with a T for Teen rating, a first for Master Chief's bullet-filled series.
Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries have released new trailers for Halo 5, the newly announced Halo Wars 2 and the Halo World Championship tournament.
Despite all the recent controversies surrounding retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses, Halo 5: Guardian's exclusive goodies can be earned by everyone.
343 Industries is trying to outdo themselves with the Halo 5: Guardians campaign, billing it as the biggest in Halo history. Four-player co-op and a massive story spanning two different squads of Spartans only scratch the surface of what I saw during a eyes-on demo at E3 2015, and if what was presented to me during this demo is any indication Halo fans will have plenty to sink their teeth into come October.