Halo 5 Made From Ground Up for Xbox One, Lot of Effort Involved to Leverage Console’s Full Power

343 Industries’ Chris Lee says this is the studio’s most ambitious title yet.

Posted By | On 09th, Jul. 2015 Under News

Halo 5 Guardians

Despite much of the scrutiny it’s been under lately, namely concerning performance issues with its E3 2015 demo and 343 Industries still finalizing the resolution, Halo 5: Guardians is one of the most anticipated titles for the Xbox One yet.

GamingBolt spoke to 343 Industries’ Chris Lee about the experience and he explained that Halo 5: Guardians “is the most ambitious title we’ve ever made at 343. It’s the first title we’ve built from the ground up for Xbox One. Something we’re really excited about is our new epic campaign, and we’ve talked about featuring both Fireteam Osiris and Blue Team. The Arena mode, that’s a throwback to the legacy of Halo games.

“It’s the biggest investment we ever made in multiplayer with Arena and Warzone, our giant new mode, and we have all that free content that we want players to enjoy after post-launch. I really hope fans enjoy it and see us there on October 27th.”

Lee also said that leveraging the Xbox One’s power helped make modes like Warzone possible in the first place. “I think we’ve done a ton of work to bring our title to the Xbox One and leverage the power of that. I think at the same point we’ve gone after really ambitious modes like Warzone. Warzone is our new 12v12 plus enemy AI mode that we’ve talked about has everything from the core Halo gameplay in that mode. Its got enemies, its got vehicle, its got the biggest player count we’ve ever had, so that was a really big technical challenging feat.

“But it was a mode that we’ve always dreamed of making and we wanted to say ‘What if we could make all this happen?’ and we’ve just been working away to get all of those great elements into a single cohesive mode.”

Halo 5: Guardians is still several months away so we’ll stay tuned for more information on the same. What are your thoughts on its scope thus far, especially with the campaign and Warzone? Let us know in the comments.

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    Halo 5 Guardians will definitely win Fps of the year award

    • otherZinc


      I completely disagree!

      Halo 5 SHOULD win FPS of the year! Remember, some media circus clowns voted Need For Speed Best Racer of E3 2015?!?! Knowing damn well Forza Motorsport 6 burning up the streets at 1080p 60fps Locked, was the Crystal Clear & obvious winner!

      From what we’ve seen, I believe Halo 5 should win Game Of The Year, with Forza Motorsport 6 a close second. But, watch the biased media give GOTY to a multiplat or Indie Game, as the did with that garbage Journey one year.

      But yeah, Halo 5 is the clear winner of the FPS category.

  • Deeboy

    Performance issues? Scrutiny? What world are you living in gamingbolt? Halo 5 beta is better than most games out now.

    • Reign SUPREEM

      So true. That beta ran smoother than The first half of BF4s life span.

    • Gaming Droid

      What world are you living in gamingbolt?

      They are living in the amateur I wanna be journalist, but are really only writing inflammatory pieces pulled from developers comments and twisted to mean something else, then adlib in personal extra inflammatory info.

  • Reign SUPREEM

    Warzone took any interest I had for Battlefront away with the quickness. Can’t wait to get my hands on this.

  • dametreas foster

    Halo 5 is shaping up to be best halo game yet, best Xbox one game, best shooter this gen(no bop3 cuz its not built from ground up), best exclusive on any platform, who gives a damn its dropping a couple of frames if you care that much go play on pc

  • Kfal Balli

    Finally someone using the move engines and extra cpu power. The beta was fun and the fact that it will be even better upon release will be great. Can’t forget all the free maps. I can’t wait to play the campaign.

  • Gamez Rule

    So is it using DX12 then? If not then it’s not really leveraging the console’s full power is it…

  • Head Blackman



    “Xbox One’s power”

    LOL… XD!!

  • Barry Harden

    Halo 5 trying to be like CoD. Might as well play CoD!

    Laughing at 343 trying to leverage XBone’s “full power”. What power? It’s weak as Fuq!!

  • Kidd

    Built from ground up? Is this a Dx12 Game?


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