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  • Blog Post: New Details And Trailers On The Halo Channel And The Master Chief Collection

    We met with 343 Industries for a presentation on The Halo Channel and Halo: The Master Chief Collection and came away with new info not included in Microsoft's press conference. First off, The Halo Channel. 343 sees the channel as a different way to enter the Halo universe. The main guide area of... More
  • Blog Post: NECA's Master Chief Figurine Not Quite Finished, But Poised To Fight

    In addition to the Halo: Master Chief Collection coming to Xbox One later this fall, series fans have another Master Chief tribute to look forward to in the coming months. The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, in collaboration with 343 Industries, is developing a slew of Halo merchandise... More
  • Blog Post: Comic-Con Attendees Getting The First Look At Halo's Live-Action Digital Series

    Microsoft is hitting San Diego this month for the annual Comic-Con International, and the company is giving Halo fans a few reasons to set aside some time. In addition to providing attendees with the first look at the digital series Halo: Nightfall, 343 Industries is holding a developer panel for the... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians Beta Begins In December

    On Monday Microsoft announced Halo: Master Chief Collection, and apart from remastering the numbered games in the series, it also delivers access to Halo 5: Guardians' beta. That beta begins in December. Speaking to Joystiq, Bonnie Ross, 343's general manager, said that the beta for Halo 5's... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Halo: Master Chief Collection [Trailer Added]

    Halo 5: Guardians isn't coming until next year, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to enjoy the series on your Xbox One in 2014. Today at its E3 press conference, Microsoft announced Halo: Master Chief Collection, a single-disc collection of Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and... More
  • Blog Post: New Halo 5: Guardians Character Is A Dude

    Earlier today some Halo fans speculated the character shown on the new Halo 5: Guardians art might be female or a returning character. Josh Holmes, executive producer at 343 Industries, is quick to correct these guesses. For everyone speculating about the mysterious Spartan in Halo 5: Guardians, he’s... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5's Guardians May Have Been Lurking In The Shadows All Along

    The Guardians are not a race of the Covenant, a subset of the Forerunners, or part of the Flood, but they have been present in the Halo universe since Combat Evolved. The Guardians are responsible for all the accidental or mysterious unexplained multiplayer deaths in Halo. Whenever a kill occurs in a... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians Arrives In Fall 2015

    Last E3 , Microsoft announced during its E3 press conference that there would be a Halo game in 2014 for the Xbox One. Today, however, the company says that the next Halo title in the series' main storyline won't come out until well into 2015. The game – called Halo 5: Guardians –... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: Spartan Assault Is Jumping To Steam

    The top-down shooter that started on the moribund Windows phone platform and Windows 8 in July, went to both Xbox platforms around the holidays, and is finally coming to Valve's digital distribution platform. At GDC, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer promised that Microsoft would be reinvesting... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: Spartan Assault Landing On 360 Tomorrow

    Microsoft has announced that Halo: Spartan Assault will be arriving on the Xbox 360 tomorrow. The twin-stick shooter has already been released on PC, Xbox One, and Windows Phones. The game is set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, when tenuous cease-fire agreement between the UNSC and Covenant... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Neill Blomkamp Directing Live-Action Halo Pilot

    The Halo movie may still be dead in the water , but 343 Industries and Microsoft are hard at work producing a series of live-action shows based on the shooter. If rumors are true, viewers who tune into the Stephen Spielberg-produced Xbox One series will get a little taste of what might have been. According... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Microsoft Bringing Cortana's Voice To Bing Search On Smartphones

    According to a report, Microsoft is infusing its mobile Bing app with voice functionality - and Halo's fictional AI hottie Cortana has been cast in the starring role. In short, Cortana will being going head-to-head with Apple's Siri. According to MSFTNerd : "Cortana will be voiced by Jen... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Posts New Halo Concept Art

    Executive producer Josh Holmes updated his blog on Halo Waypoint today looking forward to the new year. The post is primarily focused on staff changes at 343 Industries. Holmes describes his transition from creative director on Halo 4 to executive producer, welcomes new creative director Tim Longo, and... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Halo 4 Art Director Changes Roles Within 343 Industries

    Kenneth Scott, who served the role of art director on Halo 4 recently announced a change in positions at 343 Industries. Scott is now a visual design consultant with 343 Industries, while Nicolas “Sparth” Bouvier has taken Scott's former position as art director. Speaking with IGN , a... More
  • Blog Post: Next Halo Still A Lock For 2014

    Halo fans, the sky is not falling. Xbox corporate VP of marketing, strategy, and business wrote a blog post this morning thanking Xbox One fans for scooping up 3 million of the consoles worldwide. His post concluded with a list of games due out on the platform in 2014. The next Halo was absent, but not... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Creative Director Moves Over To 343 Industries

    Tim Longo, creative director for the recent Tomb Raider reboot (and Star Wars: Republic Commando), has recently moved over to 343 Industries to begin work on the Halo series. Longo's Twitter and LinkedIn bios were recently updated to to reflect his new position with the title creative director at... More
  • Blog Post: NECA Inks Deal With 343 Industries For Halo Merchandise

    The National Entertainment Collectibles Association has signed a monster deal to bring out the wide array of Halo-themed merchandise. NECA will be creating new lines of Halo collectibles, which will be released starting in April, 2014. NECA president Joel Weinshanker said, "We are thrilled to be... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: Spartan Assault Coming To Xbox 360 And Xbox One In December

    If you are an Xbox 360 owner and were feeling left out when Halo: Spartan Assault was announced for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 , your mourning period is almost over. The twin-stick shooter is coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One later this year. In addition to the content that’s been enjoyed on the... More
  • Blog Post: McFarlane Toys Announces Halo 4 Master Chief Statue

    The latest Halo statue from McFarlane Toys will look familiar to anyone who has ever looked at the box art for Halo 4. The statue measures 12 inches tall (including the base) and will be available for purchase on December 6 for $295. You can head here to find out more about it. A host of images of the... More
  • Blog Post: Updated Halo For Xbox One CGI Trailer Shows Halo 5 Logo

    You've seen this trailer before. It was the one shown during E3 this year. This updated version of the trailer, however, shows a Halo 5 logo at the end instead of a plain Halo logo. The updated trailer appears on Axis Animation's official Vimeo page . Axis does a lot of animation for Microsoft... More
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