The latest edition of Game Informer has revealed a truckload of new information about Halo 5: Guardians. While the online article is a bit sparse on detail, a NeoGAF user has summed up the highlights of the actual magazine story nicely.
343 Studios is due to release a matchmaking update to fix problems with the online multiplayer component of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The update will not require players to download a patch, with the official Halo site pointing out that the changes will be made directly to their servers. According to executive producer Dan Ayoub, 343 Studios has received a number of complaints about different issues but are focusing on fixing the matchmaking issues as the number one priority so that players can get online and jump into the action.
Frank O’Connor, the head of Halo franchise development, has also defended the decision to release a 20GB update for The Master Chief Collection on launch. Speaking on NeoGAF, he explained that the update was not just a an update for game but rather content that would not fit on a single disc. “That’s not a patch,” said O’Connor. “ It’s content. The game is designed to run as a single, unified product, digital is seamless obviously, but we also wanted disc users to have the same experience, without swapping discs. Since the bulk of it is MP or MP related, the logic is sound. There will ALSO be a TU in there, but that in itself is a tiny fraction of the content.”
343 Studios have today released brand new screenshots of the cinematic cutscenes from Halo 2 Anniversary. The gallery below shows a number of important characters from the game including the Arbiter, Sergeant Johnson and one of the Prophets, with each being given more detail than ever before. Earlier in the year, Blur and 343 released a cinematic trailer on YouTube showing off their updated graphics but these latest screenshots but them completely to shame. It is important to remember though that these screenshots are CGI and in no way represent the graphics of the game itself – we are probably still a long way off from having these kind of visuals during gameplay.