Bonnie Ross has announced more information for the next mainline installment of the "Halo" series. According to a post from Xbox Wire on May 16, the general manager at 343 Industries first confirmed that the sequel will be named "Halo 5: Guardians." She went on to reiterate some of the targeted features for the first-person shooter, such as 60 frames per second and dedicated servers support for multiplayer.
Bonnie Ross also compared the development of "Halo 5: Guardians" to "Halo 4," stating that the sequel requires a greater effort. 343 Industries took over the development of the franchise with the fourth main installment of the series from Bungie. With the fifth numbered entry, the studio decided to use a brand new engine in order to take advantage of the Xbox One system in order to create a next-generation experience. You can find the comparison comments made by the general manager below:
“Halo 5: Guardians” is a bigger effort than “Halo 4.” That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine. Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.
More details will be revealed in regards to “Halo 5: Guardians” during next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Microsoft Studios previously confirmed that a live-stream press conference is taking place on June 9. Bonnie Ross also teased that something related to the franchise is going to come out later this year. The product is heavily rumored to be "Halo 2 Anniversary," a high-definition remake of the second game that may include the multiplayer beta for the fifth main title.
The general manger also confirmed that "Halo 5: Guardians" won't be coming out until the fall season of next year. The release date may pose a problem for Microsoft Studios as the Xbox One is currently lagging behind the PS4 in sales. The sequel is expected to help convince prospective buyers to purchase the new console as opposed to Sony's next-generation system. You can find an image featuring Master Chief and a mysterious character from the official Xbox Twitter page with the photo located near the top side of this article.