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See The First Piece Of Halo 5: Guardians Concept Art

After this morning’s announcement, 343 Industries has posted some additional information about Halo 5: Guardians on Halo Waypoint. Franchise development director Frank O’Connor is teasing more, and says that “another shoe has yet to drop.”

To hold us over for the next three weeks until E3, O’Connor has shared a new piece of concept art in desktop wallpaper size. He also praises the community for understanding the development cycle of the Halo franchise.

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“The Halo 5: Guardians announce out of the way is a big weight off our shoulders,” he writes. “This audience has correctly stated and assumed that you can’t necessarily squish a full Halo game into anything less than a three year development schedule – and at least up to and including Halo 5: Guardians, that’s more or less true.”

Halo 5 will be built on a brand new engine, and O’Connor says it’s necessary for new architecture, new graphics, and “some new ways to think about gaming.” Of note, he reiterates the commitment to a Halo that runs at 60 frames per second with dedicated servers.

For more on Halo 5: Guardians, check out our coverage of this morning’s announcement.

[Source: Halo Waypoint]

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  • I wonder what those little sperm looking things are
  • Is that a statue of an Elite?
  • Looks like Star Wars
  • Oh man don't do this to me now! This is going to drive me insane if they keep releasing Halo 5 news this often. Just kidding, give me moar!

  • I dunno about you guys, but my question is, if they are going to release 'a' halo game this year(such as halo 2 anniversary), what will they do for multiplayer? They cant just throw on the halo reach multiplayer like they did when ODST was released(since it would be on Xbone). I doubt they would develop some 'new' multiplayer experience if not re-create halo 2, which would be awesome since those crazy mods would be out of the question.
  • They keep announcing big things before E3...wonder what announcements will be left for it.
  • Sanghelios??
  • Whoa... nice concept art!!!

  • Nice! To be honest I wish they wouldn't have said anything because now it's going to be on my mind forever! Or at least until it comes out.

  • So wait, why'd they announce this now?
  • Cool art.

  • This will be the game that makes me buy the X1.
  • The other shoe is Halo 2 Anniversary.

  • That is a very impressive piece of concept art. I love the setting that they have created and I am eager to experience it once playing the final game.

    In looking at everything that has been released so far, there seems to be a consistency with this desert locale. Interesting.

  • I think it's one of the original Human worlds that escaped the Didacts crusade against the ancient humans.

  • Can I have HALO 3 Guardians remake?

  • It looks like they have a great artist, but most concept art isn't used for the actual game. Only inspired works from concept art are used normally. I'll wait to see if the game catches my eye on release.

  • The big statue makes me think it's a forerunner city.

  • Looks like an awesome new area to waste some Covenant in.

  • Looks like Halo meets Prince of Persia
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