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  • Blog Post: Second Season Of Halo 5’s Hunt The Truth Serial-Style Radio Drama Debuts September 22

    Microsoft has always found ways to dial up the Halo hype as release approaches. For Halo 5: Guardians, that takes the form of a Serial-style radio drama called Hunt the Truth . The first season aired earlier this year, and featured the investigative journalism of fictional reported Benjamin Giraud. The... More
  • Blog Post: Limited Edition Halo 5 Xbox One Bundle Looks Fantastic

    We knew a Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One bundle would eventually see the light of day, but we didn't expect it to be so stunning. Modeled after Spartan Locke and USNC technology, this looker of a console has metallic blue accents and Halo themed sounds for boot-up and ejecting discs. The bundle comes... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Microsoft's Full Gamescom Press Conference Right Here

    Microsoft held its Gamescom press briefing at 9 a.m. CT. Over the course of the 90-minute presentation, the publisher showcased many of its exclusive titles coming within the next year, including Crackdown 3, Quantum Break, and Platinum Games' Scalebound. We also saw footage from Halo 5: Guardians... More
  • Blog Post: New Halo 5: Guardians Map Shown, Designed For eSports Play

    At today's Xbox Gamescom briefing, Microsoft didn't focus on Halo 5: Guardians' single-player campaign or new massive Warzone multiplayer mode. We instead got a look at the game's eSports functionality, and a new map called Coliseum. Microsoft brought two shoutcasters on stage to setup... More
  • Blog Post: You'll Be Able To Trade Your Halo 5 Collector's Edition Code For An Actual Disc

    When Microsoft and 343 Industries announced the Halo 5: Guardians collector’s edition, fans were a bit confused. All of the regular trappings are there, including a Steelbook case, statue, in-universe documents, and more. But one thing was missing: a disc. Microsoft and 343 have heard fan concerns... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Series Reaches 65 Million Copies Sold

    Microsoft is likely to have a huge hit on its hands when Halo 5: Guardians ships. The series has sold in five million copies in the last eight months, bringing the total to sixty-five million worldwide. Microsoft didn’t dive into specifics, which could indicate that a number of these could have... More
  • Blog Post: Ask Us Your Halo 5: Guardian's Questions For Our Special Edition Podcast

    We'll be chatting with Halo 5: Guardian's studio leads for an upcoming podcast, and we want your questions. Over the past month, we've given fans a comprehensive look at 343 Industries' newest entries in the Halo series. We've explored Halo's multiplayer maps , provided bios of... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Says Halo 5: Guardians Online Co-op Requires Xbox Live Gold After All

    Representatives from 343 Industries reached out to us today to clarify one of the things told to Game Informer in interviews for our Halo 5: Guardians cover story. 343 Industries claimed that players would not need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play online co-op with friends. It would only be required... More
  • Blog Post: The Halo 5: Guardians Digital Issue Is Live

    If you have a computer or tablet, you could be reading all about Halo 5: Guardians right now. Following today's cover story announcement , our digital issue is now live on web browser and will be coming to iPad , Android , and Google Play throughout the day. You can download the apps for free . All... More
  • Blog Post: July Cover Revealed – Halo 5: Guardians

    You've played the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta. Now it's time to uncover the mysteries behind the story. We went to 343 Industries to get the first hands-on with Master Chief's campaign. As you can see from the cover imagery, the Chief is now accompanied by the legendary Blue Team in... More
  • Blog Post: Partially Compiled 'Hunt The Truth' Halo 5 Image Shows Blue Team Together

    After scouring social media accounts and various news outlets, a Reddit member has compiled several images sent by Microsoft to reveal a larger image. While the image isn't complete yet, the first fully completed section has revealed an image of Blue Team, Master Chief's group of SPARTAN-IIs... More
  • Blog Post: Tensions Rise In Latest Episode Of Microsoft's Serial-Style Halo: Hunt The Truth Series

    With the popularity of Serial and HBO’s The Jinx , Microsoft’s Hunt the Truth in-universe podcast series is perfectly timed. This week brings us the fifth episode, titled “Out of Time.” Microsoft has a long tradition of commissioning and creating in-universe lore around and beyond... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5 Spartan Locke Multiplayer Armor Is GameStop’s Pre-Order Bonus

    GameStop revealed today its plans for a pre-order bonus for Halo 5: Guardians, and the news came along with an accompanying video that shows off the armor in action. The new HUNTER-class armor is a notable departure from the MJOLNIR armor of previous games, and the video goes out of its way to show off... More
  • Blog Post: Second Halo 5: Guardians Hunt The Truth Audio Log Available Now

    Last week, Microsoft and 343 Industries unveiled two versions of a Halo 5: Guardians trailer with the Master Chief and Spartan Locke . At the same time, they launched an in-universe series of audio logs from the perspective of a journalist assigned to write profile of the Master Chief. As we know from... More
  • Blog Post: Keeping Promises: 7 Things That Need To Happen In 2015

    It's tough to make a promise when it comes to video game development. So many things can happen when it comes to a title or feature being completed, to say nothing of a nailing a release date. That being said, there have been some...assurances, shall we say...that companies have made about their... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The Changes In The Last Week Of The Halo 5 Beta

    The Halo 5: Guardians beta is entering its final leg before going back into hiding until this fall. As we mentioned in our pre-beta preview , each week will bring something new to the table. Here’s what you can expect starting now. In addition to Slayer (playable on Truth) and Breakout (on Crossfire... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians Beta Gets Breakout Mode, New Maps Today

    The Halo 5: Guardians beta began earlier this week, and 343 Industries is already loading it up with more ways to play. The next time you log in, you’ll have some new options to test. Breakout, an extremely fast variant that gives each player one life per round, enters rotation. We had a chance... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians Limited Editions Announced, Few Details Beyond Price Offered

    Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced three different versions of Halo 5: Guardians. In addition to the standard version that includes the game alone, there are two higher-priced editions with added digital and physical content. The Limited Edition ($99.99) includes digital content to “enhance... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5’s Spectator Mode Will Debut In The Guardians Multiplayer Beta

    We had a chance to go hands on with Halo 5: Guardians last month, and you’ll be able to do the same at the end of December. While you’re taking a break from playing Team Slayer or Breakout, you might want to tune into broadcasts of other players to learn some tips. 343 Industries talked to... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Confirms Sprinting For Halo 5

    Over the weekend, a short video of Halo 5: Guardians gameplay leaked showing a new feature. Players will be able to sprint in the game, which is slated for 2015. Some of the features in the video were confirmed on Twitter by 343 Industries studio head for Halo 5 Josh Holmes and retweeted by Bonnie Ross... More
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