Leaked footage of what may be upcoming first-person shooter “Halo 5: Guardians” appeared online over the weekend. The clip showed sprinting in the game, and “Halo 5” studio head Josh Holmes addressed the video via Twitter on Sunday, confirming that “Halo 5” will also include de-scoping. He added there will be no penalty for hip firing, no flinching and no movement penalty when zooming or scoping.
No penalty to hip fire in H5, no movement penalty when scoping/zooming, no flinch. Tune in for the beta gameplay reveal at #HaloFest Monday.
â€” Josh Holmes (@JoshingtonState) November 9, 2014
Leaks are always fun. Tune into #halofest for more on halo 5. Play it at the fest, play in Dec beta and give your thoughts.
â€” Bonnie Ross (@PlutonForEver) November 9, 2014
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More details on “Halo 5: Guardians” will be revealed Monday night during HaloFest.
This will be the first installment since 2013’s “Halo: Spartan Assault,” a third-person shooter set in the timeframe between “Halo 3” and “Halo 4.” The title received mixed reviews. “Halo 4” launched for the Xbox 360 in 2012 and grossed $220 million on its launch day and $300 million during its opening week, setting a record for the Microsoft franchise.
“Halo 5: Guardians” was announced during E3 2013 as an untitled game; its release date and title were confirmed in May 2014 by 343 Industries studio head Bonnie Ross.
“ 'Halo’ isn’t simply a perennial game franchise, it’s a part of the Xbox platform itself. In terms of innovation and ideation, it’s sometimes important to people who might not even play ‘Halo,’ ” Ross said on the Xbox blog in May during the game’s announcement. “And of course it’s a passion and an essential experience for two generations of gamers. So we asked ourselves, how do we begin and where do we go with ‘Halo’ on Xbox One?”
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