At E3 2014 it’s possible Microsoft may announce the Halo 5 release date, a Halo movie series, and a Halo TV show all at the same time according to rumors. The best part is that a Halo 5 2014 launch might be possible, although it’s possible Microsoft simply messed up when producing a video showcasing new features for the Xbox One.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, it’s possible the “transformative” experience mentioned by 343 executive producer Josh Holmes may involve a Halo 5 TV series being combined with episodic gaming. This would be a new type of hybrid entertainment similar to the game Quantum Break, which is kind of like a SciFi CSI show following a TV series by allowing gamers to explore crime scenes in-game. In the same manner, the Halo TV series would connect the dots between the action gameplay sequences by fleshing out character development.
The newest Halo 5 leaks have come from multiple sources, the first being Microsoft themselves:
If you watch the video then you’ll see some Halo 5 artwork at the 51 second mark, where a fictional player is playing a Slayer match on the map Haven. But after everyone noticed this Halo developer 343 Industries confirmed the information was just a placeholder:
“The Xbox One dashboard images shown in the recently released Xbox One Design Show video, were placeholder and not indicative of future game content. As previously stated, your next ‘Halo’ journey will begin in 2014, and we’ll have more detail to share at E3 in June.”
To put this “leak” in perspective, a Halo 5 2014 release date was both confirmed and denied within one day, with the voice actor for Master Chief publicly saying things Microsoft probably did not want the public to know. So even if Halo 5 is delayed until 2015 it’s possible our Halo journey could begin another manner in 2014 based upon Microsoft’s official stance.
The other Halo 5 leak is from a blogger who claims to have inside dirt on everything Microsoft plans for E3 2014. The June 9 press conference will supposedly include a medieval Ryse 2, Forza Horizon 2, Battletoads and Perfect Dark reboots from Rare, Fallout 4, and much more. Unfortunately, the Halo 5 release mention is very brief: “Halo 5 will get its release date.” But the Halo 2: Anniversary edition leak did have more meat on the bones:
“343 Industries will unveil Halo 2: Anniversary. This is a full (multiplayer included) visual makeover of Halo 2, it will also include the same options as Halo Anniversary (Including both visual modes) skulls etc. It will include the E3 2003 mission as a bonus unlockable and the maps from the PC version.”
Are you excited for a Halo 5 release date in 2014? Or do you think the Xbox One needs something more to set it apart from the PlayStation 4?