After five years in development, HALO returns once again to herald the arrival of the next generation of gaming consoles. Though not exclusively designed for the new Series X — Microsoft has emphasized the game began as an Xbox One project — HALO once again is poised to be a console selling flagship title. Not least thanks to its highly addictive multiplayer which is promised to return big time in the new installment.
Taking place years after the events of HALO 5: GUARDIANS, Master Chief returns in what the company is calling a “spiritual reboot” of the franchise. Not much is known what awaits the legendary Spartan warrior, but an early teaser promises the existence of a new Halo ring. The titular artifacts are centuries old weapons, left behind in the galaxy to destroy the existence of The Flood, a parasitic alien plague threatening the known universe.
According to 343 Studios and Microsoft the series is also launching on PC simultaneously with the Xbox, a first for the franchise that has only just begun to make the move from console exclusivity. With the success of THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION on the PC, it’s fantastic to see Microsoft bring their full support to bringing the beloved franchise to wider audiences.
Releasing Holiday 2020 for the Xbox Series X and PC.