Microsoft has announced that they will released Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One in the fall of 2015. Around the same time they will also release the Halo TV series that is currently being developed by Steven Spielberg!
Showtime is the cable network that is currently talks with Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios on a partnership for the highly anticipated series. The episodes would air first on the premium cable network first, and then be available to watch on Xbox.
Bonnie Ross, G.M. of 343 Industries had this to say about the game on Xbox News:
"Halo 5: Guardians is a bigger effort than Halo 4. That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what's now a brand new and more powerful engine. Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we've invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One's hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of [the next generation]."
Ross then goes on to talk about Spielberg's series saying that it “will stand alone, as well as complement and enrich the game experience." I'm very excited about this Halo series. I have faith in Spielberg, and that he'll bring us a show that fans of the video game franchise will be proud of. There's not much known about the project at this point, but we'll keep you updated on any new developments as they are made available.
Last month Xbox Entertainment Studios chief Nancy Tellem showed off some stuff from Halo as well as a lineup of six other original shows along with 11 others in development at its Digital Content.
Microsoft is also developing a Halo digital feature with Ridley Scott’s and his Scott Free Productions, which will be directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica, Heroes).