Microsoft has released some exceptional exclusives over the past two years. With games like Forza 5, Sunset Overdrive and Dead Rising 3 haven’t been launched in the past two years, Microsoft has shown off how strong their exclusive content can be.
As we get into 2015, Microsoft will be bringing more Xbox One exclusives onto the market, with Ori and the Blind Forest coming next month, but perhaps all of them pale in comparison to Halo 5 Guardians. Not much is known about the game at this time, but expectations for Halo 5 are shaping up to be huge.
Developers always want to top what they’ve built in the past, so it isn’t a surprise to see 343 Industries aiming high with Halo 5. In an interview with Inner Circle podcast (via GameSpot), Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg got into the type of vision 343 Industries has in mind for their upcoming shooter, Halo 5.
“The game is super innovative and this is really a title I think 343 has dreamed of making. And they’re innovating in ways that…our jaws are dropping. We want to be able to step up and deliver the type of quality products and marketing to match the quality of the game. And so that’s the challenge on us. But we have no doubt that the product they’re making is going to be pretty amazing,” Greenberg said.
Halo 5 hosted a multiplayer beta a few months back and it was a nice preview for what players can expect come later this year. We presume that is when Microsoft will release Halo 5 Guardians. E3 2015 should be the site where we finally get our first gameplay glimpse of the upcoming game, as Microsoft loves to bring its best for the event.
There are some questions in the air as to what genres Halo 5 might touch on. Some signs have been seen with the game potentially going more in the open-world direction, but that has yet to be confirmed and really is a long-shot. Greenberg expressed further excitement about what 343 Industries is working on.
“Halo 5 is gonna be huge,” Greenberg said. “One of the biggest entertainment releases of the year if we do our job right. And I think what we’ve got with Master Chief and Locke, it’s just kind of a marketer’s dream.”
We could go on and on about the what if’s for Halo 5, but we don’t want to tease you that much. E3 2015 will most likely be the site where we see Halo 5 Guardians in action and that should go a long way in answering questions about the upcoming Xbox One exclusive. Should all go well with development, Halo 5 should debut later this year.