Tonight's Halo 5 Livestream May Bring News About Things "Beyond Halo"

The show starts at 6 PM EDT.


Tonight's six-hour, New Year's Eve-style "Halo 5: Live" event is already packed with cool-sounding stuff like selfies from the edge of space and people playing the game from a helicopter. But the event may have news beyond just Halo, according to recent comments from an Xbox higher-up.

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Xbox engineering boss Mike Ybarra writes on Twitter: "I encourage everyone to watch Halo 5: Live. You might hear about things beyond Halo." He ended this tweet with a winky face--read into that however you want.

Another fan asked Xbox marketing executive Aaron Greenberg if fans can expect announcements tonight about things outside of the Halo franchise. Greenberg didn't confirm or deny, saying only that fans should "be sure" to watch the event, which begins at 6 PM EDT and runs through the game's release at midnight.

Microsoft is producing Halo 5: Live in partnership with YouTube. The event will be hosted in part by Microsoft's Major Nelson as well as Geoff Keighley, Blair Herter, and Jessica Chobot.

Halo 5 launches tomorrow, October 27, exclusively for Xbox One (though a PC edition has not been ruled out). We're holding back our full review until after the game's live servers go live to test them. For more on our impressions of the game so far, check out this post from editor Mike Mahardy.

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