Each new Halo game since 2007’s Halo 3 gets some praise, then fades, and then is pointed to as a sign that the Xbox’s once-unstoppable franchise is hitting a wall. Halo 5, released in 2015, deserves a different reputation.
Microsoft is working with Showtime on a Halo TV show set to go into production next year. The project, which has been bouncing around in one form or another since 2013, is finally moving ahead with Steven Spielberg still attached along with Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt.
A team of modders working to make the unreleased Halo Online playable have halted work after Microsoft contacted them in an effort to protect its intellectual property.
Halo Online is a free-to-play version of the popular shooter series that was only ever offered in a closed beta test in Russia in 2015. After years on ice, a mod that makes it playable the world over is getting a brand new version on April 20.
There’s a somewhat lesser known corollary to the “If you build it, they will come” line from the baseball movie Field of Dreams. It goes: “If you build it, someone will also build it in Halo 5.” Thanks to the game’s Forge map editor, players have been pumping out all sorts of creations inspired by non-Halo stuff. The…
TV Guide recently spoke to Showtime’s President and CEO, David Nevins, and asked what was up with that Halo series that got announced forever ago. It’s “still in very active development,” he said.
Halo 5's Overtime update arrives tomorrow, adding Oddball multiplayer mode and 4K textures. Starting around 4:00pm you’ll finally be able to run around with a human skull in your hands for a few seconds before getting lit up. The update will also add more commendations and re-balance some weapons.
People have made all kinds of things inside Halo 5 using the game’s Forge mode, but Skee Ball seems to have a special place in the hearts and minds of the game’s players.
J. Dickinson Este invented the first Skee Ball machine in 1909, and just over a century later, the game has finally made its way into Halo 5.
According to 343 Industries, Halo 5's Big Team Battle (BTB) community refresh is now up and running.
This is CaptainDireWolf’s take on Zelda. It’s called Bongo Bongo, and he made it in Halo 5.
Microsoft’s big 7GB free update to Halo 5 yesterday gave the game a new PvE mode called Warzone Firefight. You can watch a full match in the video above. Initial impressions: mixed, leaning positive. There’s pros and cons.
Look at this ridiculous Halo 5 Forge mini-game. LOOK AT IT.
Watch as these players defy the laws of physics and turn jumping into an art form in Halo 5.
Say what you will about Halo 5 overall, but if there’s one thing Microsoft and 343 did not screw around on, it was putting together a roster of very talented concept artists to work on the game.
Halo used to mean quality. Its campaigns were all heroic military sci-fi, full of brilliantly-designed levels and enemies. The multiplayer was some of gaming’s best, supplying pulse-pounding firefights and thrilling victories. There was a time when a new Halo game was a guarantee of greatness. Since developer Bungie…
Halo 5: Guardians is the first time I haven’t loved a Halo game. Though, thankfully, the latest chapter in the sci-fi shooter universe has a few things going for it.
You can always rely on the Halo series to have great music, and even though it was a piece from the original game, hearing it kick in as Master Chief and the other three members of Blue Team hurtled through space towards a Covenant-infested ship in Halo 5 did make me go all gooey inside.