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‘Halo 5’ and ‘Sunset Overdrive’ release dates on Xbox One clarified

‘Sunset Overdrive’ artwork
‘Sunset Overdrive’ artwork
Photo courtesy of Insomniac Games, used with permission

The release dates for the tentatively-titled “Halo 5” and “Sunset Overdrive” have been clarified. According to a report from Dual Shockers on April 24, both software products were rumored to be coming out on Sept. 4, the launch date of the Xbox One in Japan. However, the original Japanese source was interpreted incorrectly.

Microsoft Studios provided a list of video games, such as “Halo 5” and “Sunset Overdrive,” for the Xbox One in Japan, which some fans believed were launch titles. A more thorough examination of the press release showed that no release dates were mentioned, however. Both aforesaid title were first announced during the Xbox press conference at E3 2013 and will be published by Microsoft Studios.

Dual Shockers did reveal that a new game from the “Halo” series will be launching later this year for the Xbox One. Previous reports suggested that the software product should end up being a remastered port of “Halo 2.” The rumored upcoming title may also include a code containing a multiplayer beta invite for the fifth numbered installment of the franchise.

The aforesaid “Sunset Overdrive” is a new intellectual property from Insomniac Games, the studio behind the “Ratchet” and “Resistance” series on Playstation consoles. The upcoming title is described as an open-world shooting game where players are capable of performing various acrobatic moves such as running on walls. You can find an art piece featuring “Sunset Overdrive” from the official Insomniac Games Facebook page with the image near the top of this article.

“Halo 5” is expected to take place sometime right after the events that occurred in “Halo 4.” The sequel will be targeting 60 frames per second using the cloud computations and local hardware of the Xbox One next-generation system. 343 Industries, the development team behind the project, also announced that the multiplayer matches are going to be using dedicated servers. Both “Halo 5” and “Sunset Overdrive” have no official release dates.