Updated Halo For Xbox One CGI Trailer Shows Halo 5 Logo

by Kyle Hilliard on Sep 01, 2013 at 12:52 PM

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 and its assorted studios, including the Spartan Ops videos, and the recent Fable Legends trailer.

[Source: Axis Animation, via NeoGAF]


Our Take
It's no surprise that the next Halo will likely be called Halo 5, but it is confusing that it wasn't called Halo 5 from the beginning. Was there some tactic Microsoft was trying to employ during E3? Like, getting people excited about the franchise as opposed to a sequel? Or is this just more confusing messaging coming from Microsoft? Or is the addition of a 5 in this version of the trailer simply a mistake?