Every time a game franchise has been released and successfully sold out millions all over the world, the most common question everybody would ask is, “When is the next one coming?” Halo 5 release date has not been officially announced this year yet, but it has been speculated that the Halo developers — 343 Industries, started working on Halo 5 prior to the release of Halo 4. Halo is the 2nd chapter in the Reclaimer Trilogy, which started on Halo 4 therefore Halo 5 and 6 is very much expected. It is also speculated that Halo 5 will be release with Microsoft’s next generation console, the Xbox 720. This would definitely bring a big impact on Microsoft.
Looking back the release dates of the series, it might be impossible that Halo 5 will be released any sooner. Halo 4 was just released last fall, it might take 3-5 years more before the Halo 5 is out.
Developed by Bungie, the first of the Halo series was release on November 15, 2001 and exclusive for Xbox gaming system. It ran on Xbox, Windows, and Xbox 360 platforms, but later on ran on Mac OS X on 2003. Halo 1 was known to be a “killer app” on Xbox and was praised by its elements like: strategies, story, and it multiplayer capability.
Here’s a brief history of Halo: The game was set in 26th century where player assumes the role of the “Master Chief” a cyber supersoldier which is accompanied by Cortana, an artificial intelligence that occupies the Master Chief’s neural interface. The player battles with alien enemy force called Covenant, while attempting to uncover the secrets of the ring-shaped artificial world called, the eponymous Halo.
Released 3 years after the first of the series which was on November 9, 2004, exclusively for Xbox consoles. The Microsoft Windows version was released later on May 31, 2007 which was developed internally by Microsoft Game Studios. It now featured a new game engine, had new weapons, vehicles and new multiplayer maps. Also includes multiplayer over the internet through Xbox Live.
Halo 3 made a great impact on its first week. First released on September 25, 2007 in some countries, Halo 3 released 4.2 million units in retail stores on the day before its official release. It grossed $300 million US dollars on the first week, and over 1 million played Halo 3 on Xbox Live on the first 20 hours. Automatically Halo 3 became the best-selling game of Halo franchise, Best first person shooter game, The 5th Best Selling Xbox 360 game of all time, and The Best-selling video in 2007 in the United States.
Officially announced on June 6, 2011, it was released a year later on November 6, 2012. Halo 3 was so successful that when Halo 4 was released, it grossed $220 million on the launched day, already making a new record among the franchise. The game received good reviews from critics. Its main platform is Xbox 360. Halo 4 was developed by 343 Industries while the earlier series were developed by Bungie.
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