The Master Chief Becomes the Hunted in the Halo 5: Guardians Launch Gameplay Trailer
The launch of Halo 5: Guardians is nearly upon us, with just two short weeks left before fans can hunt the truth. On the heels of announcing that the game has gone gold, 343 Industries has released a new launch gameplay trailer for Halo 5: Guardians. Check out the video to see more gameplay and cinematic footage from the most ambitious Halo campaign experience in franchise history. Halo 5: Guardians launches exclusively on Xbox One on Oct. 27. You can pre-order the game here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire and Halo Waypoint for the latest updates.
Checking in from Latin America’s Biggest Gaming Event
This week, we’re at the Brazil Game Show in sunny Sao Paulo. It’s a passionate group of fans and consumers alike, drawing crowds upwards of 300,000. And it continues to grow in size, energy and importance each year. It is, by far, the largest gathering of Latin American gamers and this year, Phil Spencer and developers from 343 Industries, Crystal Dynamics, Remedy Entertainment and several others made the trip to South America to experience the excitement first hand. Here’s what we’ve been up to so far. On Wednesday night, we gathered with about 400 lively Xbox fans and media at MuBE, the Brazilian Sculpture Museum. Phil took the stage and spotlighted our games lineup this holiday – Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, to name a few. And, of course, Forza Motorsport 6, featuring its hero track destination: Rio. Brazil boasts some of the industry’s most supercharged racing fans, and its legacy of Formula 1 champions is unmatched. That’s why Xbox fans at the Premier were stunned when Phil welcomed two-time F1 world champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi to the stage.
Great Things Are Happening in the Xbox Game Preview Program
Last June at the #XboxE3 Media Briefing, we announced our Xbox Game Preview pilot program, which allows Xbox gamers to download, evaluate, and provide feedback on upcoming Xbox One games that are still under active development. The program has been a great success so far, and we have some exciting details to share with you about all three (soon to be four!) of the games that we’ve featured in Xbox Game Preview so far. We’re proud to announce that, earlier this week, Elite: Dangerous became the first Xbox Game Preview title to graduate to an official, final release. This open-world – or, more accurately, open-universe – multiplayer space flight simulator, from Frontier Developments and director David Braben (the man behind the original Elite series) takes space exploration to a whole new level. You could spend a lifetime charting routes to new star systems, hunting nefarious space pirates, teaming up with other players online, or even carving out a niche as a black market trader. Elite: Dangerous is truly the biggest and most amazing game of its kind, and if you have any interest in the vast reaches of space, it’s a game that you should definitely check out.
Pinball FX2 Hits Windows 10 Today
Zen Studios, a premier developer of digital games, has announced the immediate availability of their hit pinball platform, Pinball FX2, on Windows 10! Starting today players worldwide can experience the best pinball simulation on the latest Microsoft operating system. Pinball FX2 is the premier pinball platform for Windows 10, offering an exciting library of original pinball tables featuring the hottest brands in entertainment like Star Wars, Marvel, and more. Pinball FX2 on Windows 10 brings the pinball action for which the franchise is known into the next-generation with 1080p/60FPS graphics, new achievements, and a slick menu interface. “It is always rewarding to work closely with Microsoft. Being one of the first ID@Xbox titles to release for Windows 10 is quite an honor,” said Mel Kirk, VP of Publishing at Zen Studios. “Microsoft has been hugely supportive of Pinball FX2, and we can’t wait to give people a new way to experience it.”
Halo 5: Guardians NASCAR Paint Schemes to Race at Hollywood Casino 400
Xbox and 343 Industries are partnering with Hendrick Motorsports and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to bring Halo 5: Guardians to life with two Halo-branded NASCAR paint schemes. Driving the Master Chief and Spartan Locke vehicles, respectively, two of NASCAR’s most popular drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88) and Jamie McMurray (No. 1), take Kansas Speedway by storm on Oct. 18, in their proverbial hunt for the win! “We’re thrilled to partner with Hendrick Motorsports and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to have Halo 5: Guardians represented on the NASCAR track by two of its most exciting drivers,” said Kiki Wolfkill, Studio Head of the Halo Interactive Entertainment and Channel at 343 Industries. “We have many NASCAR fans at the studio – myself included – and we’re excited to see both cars compete at Kansas Speedway.”
Halo 5: Guardians Goes Gold
Today I’m excited to announce that Halo 5: Guardians has officially gone gold! This is the culmination of an incredible three-year journey for our team. Together we set out to accomplish an ambitious vision and deliver a Halo game built from the ground up for the Xbox One. Now as we near the release of the game on October 27, we couldn’t be more excited to share the results with you, the fans. Halo games have always been about epic scale, and Halo 5: Guardians is no exception. From our multi-character campaign to the robust suite of multiplayer experiences included with Halo 5: Guardians, this game is packed to the gills with loads of exciting content.
Speed through October with the Logitech G Car Pack, Now Available for Forza Motorsport 6
Since September, gamers have been conquering the pavement in Forza Motorsport 6, the most beautiful and comprehensive racing game of this generation. If you haven’t had a chance to play the game, now is a great time to jump in with race fans from all over the world. As we head into another great month of racing, we’re excited to announce that beginning today, the Logitech G Car Pack is available as the next great add-on pack for Forza Motorsport 6. With seven incredible cars that have each carved their own place in motorsport history, the pack offers a new way to enjoy the best racing experience on Xbox One.