Mass speculation surrounds the recent announcement of Halo 5: Guardians. Where does the story lead? Where does developer 343 Industries go from here?
According to 343i general manager Bonnie Ross, gamers will have the chance to discover exactly that over the course of multiple upcoming Halo titles.
Ross reiterated to The Guardian that Halo 5: Guardians is part of a story that the studio plans to tell over multiple games. “Just as with past titles, we’re being really open about the fact that we want to tell this story over more than one game – this is about Master Chief’s journey: it’s about his past and his future,” she said.
Obviously, Ross wasn’t quite able to dive into any details so soon after the game’s surprising announcement last Friday morning. But she explained how the studio is taking everything they’ve learned from Halo 4 and is applying that knowledge to their upcoming Halo project while taking full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware.
“We learned a ton from Halo 4, and having the abilities we have with Xbox One… it has opened up doors on things we could never have done before,” she said. “We’re very excited but we can’t talk about any of it.”
“Any time you have a platform launch, it’s an opportunity to take a step back and think more broadly. For us, it’s almost a blank canvas. What are the stories we want to tell, how do we want to tell them, how do we use Halo to push the new platform?
“It’s also a time to listen to our fans and take their feedback on what’s important to them going forward. It’s about how do we start and where do we go on Xbox One?”
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