Halo 5 coming to Xbox in 2015 according to Master Chief voice actor [UPDATE]

Voice actor Steve Downes now says, "It sounds like I was 'confirming' [an] H2A edition, which I most certainly was not. I'm in no position to do that as I have no knowledge of it. I was only mentioning what I had seen on line about it."

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[UDPATE] Following the publication of this story, Halo voice actor Steve Downes and Microsoft issued new statements to GameZone.

"It sounds like I was 'confirming' [an] H2A edition, which I most certainly was not," Downes said. "I'm in no position to do that as I have no knowledge of it. I was only mentioning what I had seen on line about it."

Meanwhile, Microsoft's statement for Downes reads: "I think you're ahead of yourself on H5. I have read some things on line that you can look forward to a H2 anniversary edition maybe this year, but I have no official information one way or the other."

The original story is below.

The voice of Master Chief has stated that Halo fans should expect a new entry to the series to drop next year.

Speaking in a recent interview with GameZone, voice actor Steve Downes said, "I think you may be ahead of yourself on Halo 5. I wouldn't expect anything until 2015."

It was not revealed what consoles the game would be released for, or which studio would be taking the lead on development.

Downes also confirmed that the anniversary edition of Halo 2 would be launching this year, marking 10 years since the game's first release. A Microsoft representative told GameSpot, "We can confirm your next Halo journey will begin in 2014, but beyond that, we don’t have any details to share at this time."

The news lines up with previous rumours that have surfaced regarding an anniversary release of Halo 2 for the Xbox One.

The most recent numbered entry to the Halo series, Halo 4, launched in November 2012 exclusively for Xbox 360. A Game of the Year Edition was released last year, which included three expansion packs as well as various other in-game content.

For more on Halo 4, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

213 comments
vought
vought

Oh really?


www.dudegamer.com

kane6911
kane6911

well i'n not planning on get one until they have large selection and a price drop. until 360 i'm happy with. not that i'm a avid gamer anyway. i just like T.v Functions and games second.  

mkdms14
mkdms14

So in other news despite being told Halo 5 would come this year we are now being told it will not come until next year.  Man my reason for getting a Xboxone keep getting smaller.

kkslammer
kkslammer

I just finished Halo 4 this weekend... it made me question why I would possibly game on anything that wasn't a SNES, PSone or a PC...

panaicman66
panaicman66

oh god halo 5 lmfao..... oh dear oh dear..... its sooooo funny...... cod any one?..... flogging a dead horse comes to mind.


Money and a fool are easily parted...... i assume there will be a few who will be willing to part with their cash for more of this bilge.

Trev786
Trev786

And with this news i will now trade in this piece of substandard shit

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

What Microsoft made you do after halo 3 was that you HAD to buy ODST for the final Halo 3 map pack to continue playing halo 3. Of course that was how they publicly justified the 60$ price tag for the unpolished and unfinished ODST. If you didn't have the map pack (the 3 maps were small and rubbish), you couldn't play on most of halo 3's playlists. I never bought one of the many halo games they released after that.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

"It was not revealed what consoles the game would be released for, or which studio would be taking the lead on development."

Are you freaking kidding me, Gamespot?

Wogrim
Wogrim

if they bring back halo 2 multiplayer it's over

fazio93
fazio93

gamespot is becoming more like a sensationalist tabloid every day...

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

These anniversary editions are getting ridiculous. Will there also be a Halo 3 anniversary edition in 2017 to mark it's 10 year anniversary?

Jag-T1000
Jag-T1000

The game must've been 720p. Thats why they had to go back to the drawing board and increase the resolution.

It would've been all over game websites " Halo 5 only 720p? "

Resolution is a big topic these days.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

I'm fine with that. So many big games coming out this year already. 

k41m
k41m

Besides 2 Halo 4 will always be my favorite. However, 5 will not be worth buying an X1 for. MS tried to screw us too hard. I've always tried to remain non-bias with console wars but I'm gonna be sticking to my PS3/PS4/PC from now on. Just doesn't feel right supporting Xbox or XboxLive anymore.


However, if the new RainbowSix game is an X1 exclusive I won't be able to help myself.

Patohua1
Patohua1

As I've been saying for 9 months now: Xbox One: coming 2015. It isn't worth getting until then. All of the "exclusives" are also on PS4, PC,or 360 till then.

thomanji
thomanji

I think they were planning for Halo 5 in 2014 but there is lots of pressure to make the game work seamless in 1080P with 60fps, which mounts to a challenge that requires more time. Unfortunately, they made the Xbox One bloated with all kinds of crap that takes away the power to play games. It is a very sad outcome of a five-year  market research. Now MS can say what they want and even  try to give more calculation resources with software that switches off some features with playing. However, it will always be an open wound that Sony can poke on. With a superior hardware and proper worldwide launch, MS could have had an opportunity to become strong in the market outside of USA. Instead, they missed the boat by saving on the wrong end, the board that made the decision that the GPU power and RAM are good enough should be fired. MS will look back at these failed decisions with great regret.

This said Halo is a great game, and I think if someone can accomplish the task than I think 343 Industries is in a good change to do it. It will be seen at what expense the 1080P resolution and 60 FPS will be archived.

The only thing that can save them is the cloud computing, but it remains to be seen if the game developers really embrace it, and if it is financial sound to use these technologies to make up for the power that XBox One is lacking.

DarthLod
DarthLod

@Jag-T1000 And its a pointless, garbage, topic. Resolution doesnt make a game good.
I am sick of hearing about this or that not being 1080. It doesnt matter.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@Jag-T1000  MS already said Halo 5 won't be out until 2015 before the X1 was even released, so your theory is flawed. 

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Like what on the xbone ? Microscam need a system seller a great exclusive.

dani_i89
dani_i89

@k41m So much wrong with what you just said...Halo 4 was your favourite game, yet you won't buy the Xbox for Halo 5??
..............but you will for Rainbow 6? a try-hard realistic game that has always been irrelevant.

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

Lol so it only takes one game to change your mind? Way to stick to your guns and your first paragraph just became a joke. Sony wants your money and aren't your friends either just remember that.

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

It looks like the Xbox one has the better library right now and in 2014. It's actually why I'm holding off on a PS4.

thomanji
thomanji

You all have valid points. I guess only the future will show. The bottom line is that MS seem to have planed this sloppy. The sales numbers shown it already. Of course MS will put lots of effort in to try to keep up but the perception of the public is already tainted and it will cost them more to fix the mistakes than if they would have done it right from the start. I am not a particular fan I just like gaming and do not really give my loyalty to a particular brand. For me it is all about the game experience. My chosen platform on the last gen was Xbox, even though I also had a PS3 standing around. But as a hardcore gamer I felt that Xbox lost touch it started that games seemed secondary by adding all these features that are irrelevant, then I found out my $500 Fanatec Wheel would not work any more, the worst on this is not that it is a technical challenge to make it happen but because of the brutal license agreements that MS is known for. So they build in this chip to ensure no one is able to make a converter. Lastly I always thought that MS would in the next gen allow for some modular changes like a SSD replacement that is something PS4 allows to do. A very strange mistake from MS also was that it seems they only had focus groups from USA. This means that it is difficult to get a foothold in the global markets. Most of the partners and features are for the USA market and are not available or applicable for other countries. This means PS4 will sell more units, which mean it will have more power influencing developers. Of course MS will throw money to try to fix the perception but all this will cost much more than doing it right on the first place. We will see what the future brings.

Shadowdanc3r
Shadowdanc3r

@thomanji DirectX 11.2 can also help them along with the option for developers to use the 8% on the GPU reserved for Kinect stuff.

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

Agreed and I only own an xbox one however they've already lost this generations console war to Sony.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

thomanji

excellent knowledgeable throughout observation. I don't think xbone can run a open world next-gen 3D game in 1080p 60fps hardware wise. I think it would take some very serious optimization to get a next gen 3D open world game to run 900p 60fps. That would shock and surprise me. Look at titanfail it's running on the source engine the source engine is ten years old .Titanfail looks last gen and it's in 720p 60fps.

megakick

No matter how much software you updated or optimized it can make a low end GPU that is three years old perform with high end graphics. The xBoned720 GPU was entry model when it was first released three years ago.

megakick
megakick

@thomanji MS could just release an update with task manager, freeing up memory. XBOX ONE has 3 OS running at once and many other tasks not everybody needs to be multitasking when gaming...

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@DarthLod Your correct but, 1080P should have been easily attained with the X1. They skimped on the most important part of the hardware of a gaming console. But your right 720p vs 1080P on a console isn't that huge of a deal. The more important issues are image quality, like jagged edges and being more creative with gameplay.

arrowhead927
arrowhead927

@DarthLod +1 to that,  so many trolls clinging on to res as if its Xbox one's cryptonite   But its really Not
Also Soon The xbox one will be1080p and then we can laugh at them :p

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

@evil_snuggles  Halo is system seller, whether one likes them or not and Titanfall will be a system seller just from the hype. As far as I'm concerned, I can easily say the same about the PS not having system sellers. PS may have some good exclusives, but they don't sell nearly as much. Stop being a ignorant fanboy and just enjoy the games. 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@evil_snuggles  Destiny, the division, watch dogs, FFXV, Witcher 3, dragon age 3, MGSV ground zero. thief. etc etc, and that's not even exclusives, Fable legend, Fable 4(rumored), Halo 2 remake, Titanfall, Quantum break, Project spark, D4, Below and sunset overdrive, that's all i can think of the top of my head much more games coming to Xbox One than PS4, $ony so much for "this is for the gamers" lol Sony is a joke Software is going to win this gen for MS it's only a matter of time.  

k41m
k41m

@dani_i89 @k41m  It's amazing how badly two grown ass men need to shoot down somebodies gaming opinions just because they don't agree. Get a life.


Rainbow Six is better than Halo because I said so, it's my opinion and that opinion will never change.


Everybody in the world deserves to have their own opinions about shit no matter what. Live your life however you want to I guess. If you want to continue getting hurt inside because somebodies views differ from your own then go ahead, I'll respect that. Dont disrespect me though because you don't like my taste in consoles or games.

jayjay444
jayjay444

This one @evil_snuggles is truly being shafted by Sony and loves it, 360 plays the orange box 720p 60 FPS and you seriously think the Xbox One which is many many more times more powerful than a 360 can't play the source engine 1080p 60 FPS? are you mad or just plain stupid lol? 


Okay i'll also be surprised if the PS4 can play a open world game like the witcher 3 1080p 60 FPS because from your logic the Xbox One isn't powerful enough right? well I hate to break the news to ya pal but the PS4 and Xbox One are almost identical in terms of power. The Xbox One has a custom 1.75GHz 8-core Jaguar processor, PS4 has a similar custom build with a AMD Jaguar 1.6 GHz 8-core processor. which by the way means Xbox one has a 10% faster CPU. 


The PS4 and Xbox One's graphics chips are almost the same as well, both again use AMD cards X1 using Radeon HD 7790 and PS4 using Radeon HD 7870,  Xbox One has 12 compute units (768 shader processes) and the PS4 has 18 compute units, (1152 shader processes) However Xbox One is slightly ahead on clock speed, 853 MHz to the PS4's 800MHz. 


Okay now for the big one the one you Sony fanboys seem to love bragging about so much, PS4 as we all know by now has 8GB of GDDR5 Ram, 5500MHz, while the Xbox One has much slower but still good 8GB of DDR3 Ram, 2133MHz which is obvious that the PS4 has a huge bandwidth advantage with both the CPU and GPU of the PS4 being 176GB a second and the Xbox One just 68.3GB/second. HOWEVER, the 32MB of super fast ESRAM the Xbox One has boosts the Bandwidth to 202GB/second if the dev's ever manage to work out how to use it properly that is but the devs worked with something similar on the 360 only it was the last gen equivalent to ESRAM, DRAM and Ms has always had the best dev kits so you can almost guarantee dev's will know how to work with the ESRAM. And on top of that the OS for the PS4 has 3.5 GB of it's ram and 2 of it's 8 cores for it's OS while MS has only 3GB of ram for it's OS and also uses 2 of it's 8 cores of it's processor giving the Xbox One a clear 500MB extra more than the PS4, however Sony said it may be possible in the future for the PS4 to take some RAM from it's OS for gaming but to me that sounds risky. 


Anyway I hope I got through to you but I doubt that very much the PS4 isn't as powerful as you seem to think it is, okay i's slightly more powerful than the Xbox One but it's literally slightly, Xbox One is more than capable of playing games 1080p and I would bet my life on it both PS4 and Xbox One versions of Witcher 3 will be 1080p 60fps.  

jayjay444
jayjay444

@evil_snuggles  No your the pathetic idiot who gives me a sales chart for 2012 lmao? and it still sold almost 9 million copies at the end of 2012 it's now 2014 mate in case you didn't notice look up a sales chart for 2012. 2013 and 2014 and you will find that the game has sold over 12 million copies, I would do it but since this stupid site doesn't let me post links i can't prove it but you should have at least enough brain cells to check google and see who is "lying", and by the way doesn't change the fact Halo is still a system seller much much more than almost all Sony exclusives.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

jayjay444

You are pathetic Why do you have to lie . you make Xbot fan girls like pitiful liars.Halo 4 Currently, it has sold 5.57 million copies in North America alone, with 1.79 million in Europe and 0.04 million in Japan. Don't post on my comments again liar

http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Halo

jayjay444
jayjay444

@evil_snuggles  Wrong Halo is still a system seller long after Bungie has gone, Halo 4 has sold 12 million copies 4x more than most Sony exclusives, Halo will always have a huge fan base. 

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Shantmaster_K

Halo was a system seller because of bungie. Halo sell are in decline . Titanfail looks last gen and it's on 360 and PC. Michael Pachter said that Titanfall is not a system seller because it on 360 and PC. PlayStation games are great but Not system seller because Sony don't focus on multiplayer. The only game on PS3 that was a system seller was The Last OF US. SONY should focus more multiplayer.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@dtreatz Sorry mate but Sony has the same history with God of war and Killzone and even worse Sony release much much more HD remakes than MS, with the new IPs MS is bringing to the table and the amount of money their putting into their game division new ips are going to be rolling out MS aren't going to make the same mistake as last gen and Sony simply doesn't have the resources to do the same and you know it. Sony is losing money in every field except the Playsation, PSP, PS+, Phones, laptops, music, etc etc Sony are reporting massive losses. Nintendo a sole gaming company has almost the same worth as Sony now, MS is 15 times bigger and turning much much more profits how much longer do you think Sony will be able to sustain these loses? it's only a matter of time before Sony stop making consoles and stick to making Software for other consoles I truly think the PS4 could be the last Sony console, you heard it here first it it turns out to be true RIP Sony I wont miss you but I will miss some of your exclusives lmao. 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@guitarist1980 OMG! can't wait for that game! but I was only stating next gen games for this troll since he seems to think nothing is coming to Xbox One lol, thanks for the heads up though:D 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@evil_snuggles  titanfall is 792p actually lmao, also the devs already said that's just the betas res wait for the full game to come out before you start talking your shit lmao, the rumor is the game will be 900p on release and by the way need I remind you of KZ shadowfall playing 1080p 30 FPS? or BF4 playing at 900p upscaled to 1080p because the PS4 can't handle native 1080p 64 player battles? can you see into the future? most of the games you said haven't even been announced for a release date let alone what their res are, Fanboys like you really do get but hurt when hit with facts lol. 

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Destiny, the division, watch dogs, FFXV, Witcher 3, dragon age 3, MGSV ground zero. thief. All in higher resolution and better frame rate on PS4.

Titanfail 720p last gen graphics on the 10 year old source engine. Microscam 1998 call they want there 720p back. Lol lol lol :-)

dtreatz
dtreatz

@jayjay444 @evil_snuggles  Slow your roll there trollsalot, this gen literally just started. Given Xbox 360 history can you blame snuggles? MS managed to recycle like 3 exclusives for almosta decade, so if history is any indicator, MS might do it again. Doesn't help that Sony has had games all last gen. They will both probably pick up steam next year anyway.


So chill tf out...

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@jayjay444 Thanks for the list of games(i was also about to write them down).
But honestly,the PS4 will get also some good games.

k41m
k41m

@evil_snuggles  Thanks for backing me up at least bro. Can't wait for the new Rainbow Six to hit, can you?

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Xbots are In panic model xboned720 is in free fall It going Down like The Titanic. I loved halo 1 lost interest playing halo 2. I also like rainbow 6 it's Better than halo.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

jayjay444

You are delusional if think that the xBoned720 is more powerful than the PS4. Please send me a link that from a tech website or gaming website that says that xBoned is more powerful. Xbone flagship game Titanfail looks last gen and it's in 720p running on the source engine a 10 year old game engine .pc has been running games in 1080p since 2004 10 year and Microscam can't make a game consoles that runs 1080p games. The xBoned720 GPU was a entry model when it was released 3 year's ago.

Xbone: 1.18 TF GPU (12 CUs) for games

Xbone: 768 Shaders

Xbone: 48 Texture units

Xbone: 16 ROPS

Xbone: 2 ACE/ 16 queues

PS4: 1.84TF GPU ( 18 CUs) for games + 56%

PS4: 1152 Shaders +50%

PS4: 72 Texture units +50%

PS4: 32 ROPS + 100%

PS4: 8 ACE/64 queues +400%

Your dreaming

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

jayjay444

You are delusional if think that the xBoned720 is more powerful than the PS4. Please send me a link that from a tech website or gaming website that says that xBoned is more powerful.

Titanfail looks last gen and it's in 720p running on the source engine a 10 year old. Cut it out

Xbone: 1.18 TF GPU (12 CUs) for games

Xbone: 768 Shaders

Xbone: 48 Texture units

Xbone: 16 ROPS

Xbone: 2 ACE/ 16 queues

PS4: 1.84TF GPU ( 18 CUs) for games + 56%

PS4: 1152 Shaders +50%

PS4: 72 Texture units +50%

PS4: 32 ROPS + 100%

PS4: 8 ACE/64 queues +400%

Your dreaming