Microsoft and 343 Industries took the stage at Gamescom earlier today with a slew of exciting news and announcements for eager fans of the Halo universe. Information on the new Halo Channel and Halo 5 Beta, as well as a sneak peek into the fifth announced map to receive the Halo 2 Anniversary remake treatment. Get a change of pants ready!
New and exclusive to Xbox One is the interactive Halo Channel application, the only app that fully connects you to the Halo universe. The channel provides seamless integration into the Halo games, providing an array of video and live streamed content on the fly.
Halo 5 Beta
The Halo 5: Guardians beta also made an appearance during the Gamescom presentation. Spartans will be competing, starting December 29th against one another on small to medium sized arena maps. The beta will run until January 18th (an impressive three weeks!) and will feature seven maps with three game modes. A fan favorite, Midship, also appears to be returning and will likely be playable during the beta. All gameplay will be at a crispy 60 frames per second on dedicated servers, and will feature what 343 call “fair starts”, where each Spartan will possess the same equipment as the other team (no differences in loadouts!). Check out the full first look below… and see if you can spot the SMG!
Halo 2: Anniversary: Sanctuary Reveal
343 Industries has announced the fifth map to receive the remake treatment for the Master Chief Collection in true competitive fashion, letting four Halo pros battle it out in intense 2v2 action to showcase the beauty of Sanctuary in its remade form. Give it a look!
8/12/2014 10:33:50 AM