Halo 5: Guardians Is Gonna Be Huge And Super-Innovative
Xbox Global Director of Games Marketing, Aaron Greenberg, had a lot to say for the company's Holiday season offerings during an interview on The Inner Circle Podcast. Starting he teased different custom consoles and even though nothing specific was announced, something is certainly coming.
Cool Custom Consoles Inbound
"We have a great team that does a lot of cool custom consoles, and we’d love to make them for every title, and the challenge is that our retail partners can’t take every one, we can’t manufacture twelve different versions, so we have to kind of pick our bets."
"But I know some of the things we’re planning for this Holidays, and I think you’ll be pretty pleased with some of the limited edition plans, and there’s some other things that we’re still finalizing. But we have a lot of great games, and so I’m excited to see where we land. At this point, it’s February, so we’re not announcing our limited edition hardware at this point, but the teams are gonna have some good stuff, and it’s good to hear there’s an appetite for more."
Halo 5: Guardians is going to be huge, super-innovative and the game the developers' dreamed of making,
He continued to talk a bit about Halo 5: Guardians, and how it is the game that 343 Industries has dreamed of making.
"Halo 5 is gonna be huge. It should be one of the biggest entertainment releases of the year if we do our job right. I think what we’ve got with Master Chief and Locke is a marketer’s dream. The game is just super-innovative. I think this is a title that 343 has dreamed of making, and they’re innovating in ways that our jaws are dropping.
So we wanna be able to step up and deliver the type of products quality and marketing to match the quality of the game. That’s a challenge on us. But we have no doubt that the product they’re making is gonna be pretty amazing.
He concludes by emphasizing the depth of the Halo 5: Guardians' story, and how it feels like being part of a movie.
It’s such a deep story. To me it’s like the closest thing to playing in a real movie, you know. I love campaign. I play multiplayer and I enjoy it, but I just love to get deep in the campaign and co-op you know, and Halo was kind of the birth of that, and also at the same time has innovated the multiplayer, so I’m excited with what they’re doing with Halo 5, and we’ll be revealing more soon."
It's really exciting knowing that Halo 5: Guardians is shaping to be such a potentially big game. The Halo franchise has always emphasized story telling and successfully provided an immensely interesting space opera backdrop, to progress its campaign, and this time it seems that we might get the best one yet. Innovations in the FPS genre have not been many during the last few years, so it would be very interesting too see what they have in store.
With GDC coming early next month, there could be some teases from Microsoft, although Halo 5: Guardians related information might not be one of them. It will certainly though have a strong appearance at this year's E3 event this summer. Halo 5: Guardians is stated for a Holiday 2015 release exclusively for the Xbox One platform. We will bring you any new information as it becomes available. Abit more on Halo 5: Guardians can be found here.
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