A pair of new trailers for Halo 5: Guardians has revealed that the game will drop on October 27th of this year on Xbox One. Each trailer shows a scene from a different perspective, one familiar and one new. Master Chief will of course be returning, although he is in a difficult position after the events of Halo 4. He has gone AWOL, and Spartan Locke has been sent to hunt down the UNSC’s lost tool and bring him in. Locke was first introduced in the Halo: Nightfall miniseries as well as brief scenes from The Master Chief Collection. He has been shown to be a no nonsense soldier who follows orders without question. It has been speculated that you will be playing some or most of Halo 5’s campaign as this new protagonist, and these trailers would seem to further that rumor along.
This will be 343’s first solo project on Xbox One after helping release The Master Chief Collection and then later making it functional. I played a bit of the game earlier this year during the multiplayer beta, and they have definitely listened to concerns from Halo fans concerning Halo 4‘s sharp left turn when it came to gameplay. There are plenty of changes to the weapon models that are a bit concerning (the SPNKr’s old design is irreplaceable), and sprinting is still a thing, but overall it was a solid experience that still felt like Halo in the ways that it needed to. Halo 5: Guardians is one of the big releases of 2015 that isn’t likely to get delayed into next year, so be sure to check back for more coverage. I’m sure Xbox One owners are eagerly awaiting their next chance to don the helmet and four shot an Elite.
Are you excited to continue the story of Master Chief? Or are you still waiting in a lobby for a match on Hang em High in The Master Chief Collection? Answer below in the comments!