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Microsoft and 343 Industries are bringing multiplayer action to Halo 5 on PC, albeit in a roundabout sort of way. Multiplayer will be part of Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition for Windows 10, the long winded name of Halo's custom map builder and toolset. It will be a free download though it won't feature full multiplayer support. Most notably it won't have online matchmaking with random opponents. Instead, you'll be limited to playing with people on your friends list. Microsoft envisions this as a sort of testing ground for you and your Forge creations, meaning you'll be able to upload and download Forge maps for multiplayer battles. Forge for the first time will feature full keyboard and mouse... Read more...
The silliest thing you could do this holiday season is pay full price for a barebones game console. Okay, maybe it's not the absolute silliest -- going door-to-door singing Halloween songs while dressed up like Santa Claus would rank somewhere up there -- but it's certainly unnecessary with Microsoft and Sony pushing so many promotions. One of the latest is a free Xbox One controller offer at Best Buy. For a limited time (and we don't know how long), Best Buy is offering a free limited edition Halo 5: Guardians wireless controller for the Xbox One when you purchase from a select batch of Xbox One game console bundles. Sold separately, the sweet looking themed controller would normally run $70... Read more...
To say that the Halo franchise is a big deal for Microsoft and Xbox gamers is a serious understatement. Halo remains the most recognizable gaming property for the Xbox platform, and the release last week of Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One was nothing short of spectacular. Microsoft reports that in its first week of availability, Halo 5: Guardians brought in over $400 million in global sales. Microsoft specifically mentions “games and hardware” in that figure, so the company is likely including Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One bundles in that figure, which skews those numbers a bit. After all, the console bundle retails for $499, while a boxed version of the game will set you back just $59.99. Regardless... Read more...
If you're running out of storage space on your Xbox One and plan on picking up Halo 5: Guardians when it comes out, then you have just over two weeks to clear out some space. How much? Well, you'll need up to 60GB of storage space to play the forthcoming Halo titles, according to the game's packaging.Halo 5 just went recently went gold and apparently copies of the titles are making their way into the wild. One of them got into the hands of a NeoGAF forum member who snapped some photos of the game's packaging. It lists up to 60GB on the back, which is about about 14GB more space than Microsoft claims on its online store -- perhaps the figure quoted on the packaging includes future patches or DLC.... Read more...
When Halo 5: Guardians launches towards the end of next month, one thing you can expect is a constant 60 frames per second. The mantra for developer 343 Industries is "framerate is king," at least as it pertains to Guardians, and the way it plans to achieve a steady 60fps experience is by dynamically adjusting the resolution as needed. 343 Industries says that maintaining 60fps throughout the game was a goal from the very outset of development. Getting there meant "re-engineering the gameplay systems at the core of our engine" along with a "sustained commitment" from the team at large. Really though, this isn't rocket science. A congested battlefield with lots of action can be taxing on a system.... Read more...
We don't know if Microsoft will catch up and surpass Sony in console sales, but if not, it won't be for a lack of trying. Microsoft has been doing a bang up job with its Xbox One console, both on the software side and in terms of hardware upgrades and bundles. One of the latest -- and arguably the coolest -- is the Xbox One Halo 5 Guardians Limited Collector's Edition - Pink Mist Edition. It's also the longest name of any Xbox One bundle that we're aware of, which is fitting, because it boasts one of the most robust collections of add-ons and extras. Included inside are all the goodies you get with the standard Xbox One 5 Guardians Limited Collector's Edition, plus a replica Needler Gun and statute.... Read more...