More gaming news out of Gamescom as Microsoft unveiled plans to launch the Halo Channel exclusively on the Xbox One this November. This unique platform will allow gamers to experience the Halo universe like never before with unparalleled levels of connectivity, community, and behind the scenes access sure to please fans both new and old alike. You can learn more about the Halo Channel in the video below.
This wasn’t the only exciting news concerning Halo that came out of the convention, however. We were also given a sneak peak of the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians multplayer experience, coming this fall to the Xbox One as part of the Halo: Master Chief Collection, as a new video reveals tantalizing new details from the game’s developers!
According to John Holmes (Halo 5’s executive producer) the game will focus on 4 VS. 4 arena combat, adding that he feels that the Halo 5 represents something of a return to the the series’ “legacy that has always been at the heart of the competitive multiplayer.” Tim Lango, the game’s creative director, also added the beta will feature seven maps, elven different weapons, seven different kinds of armor, and three modes of play.
We also learned that Halo 5 will feature small maps to facilitate fast and intense action and that each player will be outfitted with the exact same weapon set at the beginning of a match, creating a more level playing field for everyone involved.
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