“Recent rumours regarding release date of Halo 5: Guardians are false.”
Following on from the insane amount of hype generated by a rumour that was saying Halo 5: Guardians would arrive on November 10 of 2015, Microsoft have taken to addressing the matter directly. Which, by the way, is a bit out of character.
The rumour started off when a new hire at 343 Industries posted an image of himself on twitter. Pictured in the background is a small digital clock that says “382”. With so many people fancying themselves amateur detectives and deducer’s, they counted forward 382 days and stopped on November 10th 2015. Quite daft I know, but games have been hinted at and information revealed in this manner before.
The official line from a Microsoft representative is “The recent rumours regarding the release date of Halo 5: Guardians are false”.
Damage control or just the standard procedure of denial? It wouldn’t be the first time Microsoft did such a thing, especially after the massive data leak that occurred earlier in January this year. We’ll find out what it means in due time to stay tuned.