After getting done with the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Xbox One console, Microsoft has now turned towards its eager fans with Halo 5: Guardians, the most anticipated and highly awaited main installment in the company’s most prized multi-billion dollar Halo franchise. Showcasing the first multiplayer gameplay footage running on the Xbox One console, 343 Industries has just revealed the multiplayer mode of Halo 5: Guardians with a lot of details, including the fact that it will run at native 720p resolution and 60 frames per second once it becomes available later next month.
Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Mode Revealed With Gameplay Footage and Impressive 1080p Screenshots - Beta Version Confirmed to be 720p/60fps
Halo 5: Guardians, a sequel to the first-party sci-fi first-person shooter video game known as Halo 4, is one of the games that every Xbox One owner is desperately waiting for, and now that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is out, Microsoft and 343 Industries will have more time to focus on the development of the upcoming game and its publicity. Just a few hours ago, the multiplayer mode of Halo 5: Guardians was revealed during the HaloFest Live event along with some important details and gameplay footage running on the Xbox One console.
Explaining how the Xbox One handles the multiplayer mode of Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries has confirmed that the beta version will run at a native resolution of 720p and 60 frames per second on the latest console. As for the final build, the figures provided are not final, as Josh Holmes, studio head for the game, stated that the resolution of the upcoming next-gen exclusive first-person shooter is subject to change as the development team continues to improve the overall quality of the game over the coming year.
Talking to Eurogamer, Holmes stated that the main focus for the beta version is totally on gameplay, and the game will be further graphically optimized as it gets near to the end of its development cycle. He said:
"For the beta, at this point we're totally focused on gameplay.”
"We're midway through development. We're balancing and tuning the gameplay systems. All of the polish and optimisation graphically is stuff that typically comes towards the end of the production cycle.
"So, for the beta, we're going to be coming out at 720p and 60fps. That's not the final resolution for the game. You can imagine as we go through the remainder of the project we'll be focused on polishing the visual look of the game. You can expect it will look amazing when it comes out.”
The Halo 5: Guardians’ beta will start from December 29, 2014 and will run for three weeks until January 18, 2015. Available to only those who will buy a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the beta will include three game modes with 4v4 battles and a total of seven, arena-based maps. 343 Industries has plans to ask for players’ vote on which maps and modes they will like to see in the beta version of the game that will also feature an XP progression system that will determine players’ Spartan Rank and will help in unlocking customizable pieces such as armour sets, visor colors, and helmets. For the very first time in Halo franchise, “Spectator Mode” will also be available in the Halo 5: Guardians’ beta.
Halo 5: Guardians was first officially revealed back at E3 2013 via a cinematic trailer. The game is now expected to launch later next year.