Halo 5: Guardians was a major departure for the series when compared to its predecessors. Early marketing material positioned the main character, Master Chief, as a possible bad guy while the finished product saw the campaign split playing time between the famous Spartan and a new group of super soldiers.
Bungie has announced that the raid Crota’s End from the new DLC The Dark Below will be receiving a hard mode, much like the first raid. The new difficulty will make enemies within the raid more challenging and increase the effort required to defeat the end boss by a significant degree. “Prepare to take better care of your teammates,” say Bungie. “You’ll have fewer options for healing yourself, and each other.” However, the extra challenge might be worth it due to the newly weapons that are more powerful than most other in the game as well as a special shader and an exclusive ship. The hard mode is not currently available but is due to launch on January 21.
In an interview with IGN David Dague, better known as Deej on Bungie.net, has spoken about the story of Destiny, how The Dark Below plot works and the plans for Destiny 2. Dague said that Bungie is aware of the criticism that was voiced about the narrative of Destiny and will use that feedback to create better experiences in the future. He also explained that he sees Destiny as an introduction, getting players acquainted with the world and the enemies so that future games can expand and reveal more information.
The developer behind Destiny, Bungie, has revealed that it is considering adding matchmaking to certain levels in Destiny. This is good news for those who want to try to tackle the Vault of Glass raid but don’t have five friends who play the game or aren’t levelled up high enough to take on what the developer has described as the hardest challenge they’ve ever created. Speaking in the Weekly Update on Bungie.net, community manager David Dague said that although they had expected that only teams made up of groups of friends would be able to beat the raid players have proved them wrong and this might lead to the introduction of matchmaking for raids and other higher-difficulty missions.
In an interview with TotalXbox, Destiny director of production Jonty Barnes has explained what the future holds for the new series and what Bungie plans to do after release.
Gamescom kicked off in a large way with an absolute wealth of information to take in on day one, including exclusives galore from both the Microsoft and Sony conference. Here’s the highlights, news and trailers in condensed forms for anyone who couldn’t keep up to date with the information overload!
In a surprise move GAME, the UK retailer that specialises in all things gaming, has revealed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is getting a rather snazzy special edition. While Microsoft has yet to officially comment on the package, the fact that it is listed on GAME’s website and is available to pre-order suggests that this is the real deal.
Halo 5: Guardians is the name of the next instalmlent of the acclaimed science fiction first-person shooter series. 343 Industries head Bonnie Ross officially announced the game today on Xbox Wire, stating that the game will release on the Xbox One in fall 2015.