‘Halo 5′ Logo Appears in Xbox One Trailer; Possible Story Details Revealed

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Halo 5 Trailer Confirmaiton

The Halo franchise has been the flagship series for Microsoft since it first launched alongside the original Xbox. Transforming the landscape of first-person shooters on consoles, when Halo: Combat Evolved first hit way back in 2001 it was a revelation. Nearly twelve years later the series continues to be one of the most popular franchises.

Microsoft clearly has big plans for the series and is hoping that Master Chief can continue to be one of the faces of the Xbox One. At E3, 343 Industries showcased a teaser trailer during the Xbox Media Briefing featuring a desert-torn and hooded Master Chief coming face to face with what appeared to be a humongous Promethean avatar. It was first assumed that this was a cinematic trailer for Halo 5, but that was before Microsoft came out and said that it was a “thought piece” for the series. Now it seems that there is another twist in the tale and that the trailer actually could still be for the aforementioned Halo 5.


Axis Animation, the creators of the trailer, posted the Xbox One cinematic tease on their Facebook wall with one key difference – At the end of the trailer, the title card read ‘Halo 5‘ (The trailer is now private, but you can catch it at All Games Beta), where as originally the trailer only read ‘Halo‘. It is entirely possible that this could have just been an earlier draft for the trailer and the ‘5’ was taken off at a later date, although it is also entirely possible that we may indeed be getting a new core Halo game in 2014.

Halo Reclaimer Trilogy Now Saga

In related news, with many still unsure about what the game might actually be, it is not a surprise that there is even more uncertainty revolving around the game’s story. In Halo 4, 343 managed to craft a more personal story between Chief and Cortana and it left many wondering where exactly the story could go next. It is possible that we may have our first indication. As pointed out by Destructoid, a description on Microsoft‘s own store reads:

In possession of a mysterious data chip, Petty Officer John-117, aka Master Chief, confronts a new battery of challenges and tests in a Herculean effort to stay alive in a galaxy where sentient life is mercilessly hunted.

Microsoft has since denied the description as “completely inaccurate and not provided by 343 or Microsoft”, so it is perhaps to be taken with a grain of salt. We decided to share thanks to the “Halo 5″ title leak. Either way, Master Chief is set to be gracing the Xbox One next year in some form. 343 Industries certainly showed that they know how to handle the series in Halo 4 and there will be hope they can continue their successes with the series’ next instalment.

Halo will be available on the Xbox One in “2014”.

Source: Axis Animation, All Games Beta, Destructoid, Microsoft

TAGS: 343 Industries, Halo, Halo 5, Microsoft, Microsoft Game Studios, Xbox One

  • raihan

    Even just after the e3. The Microsoft facebook page also listed that as Halo 5. I was quick enough to catch it. And when all the debate started and I went back and the post by them was removed. I surely saw they named it Halo 5.

    • http://gamerant.com Rob Keyes

      It’d be weird for it NOT to be Halo 5 methinks.

  • Romodhg

    guys, halo 4 was named as the first in a new trilogy so im sure theres going to be a 5 and a 6 too.

    • Levi

      It has since been extended to a saga so potentially we could have more core titles too

  • http://johnhooksdiary.blogspot.com Audega

    I thought this trailer with “Halo 5″ at the ending was shown at Gamescom, not just on someone’s facebook page?

  • Emoney

    Ok if you dont know what the data chip is than your really retarede comon its the data chip cortana was in seriously if you dont know that you arent a true Halo fan

  • A crazy Admin

    while most say it will be called halo 5, i think they will end up naming it something else. After all, naming the next games in the reclaimer trilogy, Halo 5 and 6 would be pretty repetitive. Or there is the possibility that 343 released this trailer just to give fans an idea of what could be expected. But i don’t think that’s the situation. If it holds true to the rest of the games, it will most likely be called Halo 5. And i extremely doubt its a commercial for a side game as the side games usually introduce another character to play as. And whats with the commercial anyway? Its the RECLAIMER trilogy. Not the “get my sexy A.I girlfriend back” trilogy.

  • drachma

    if you guys noticed, int the first halo game when looking at the first in game maps of halo (i think it was the 5th mission or the beach mission/energy-sword-elite mission) there were seven rings, however only 1 was destroyed during the game. Obviously its just some speculation, but it may have been an in-game clue about how many ‘real’ halo games are to come. “real” as in the halo games that actually progress the story not like, halo wars or like the first halo’s remake.