'Halo' TV series, 'Halo 5' game launching in 2015

May 16, 2014 by Derrik J. Lang
In this May 21, 2013 file photo, Nancy Tellem, right, the entertainment and digital media president of Microsoft, and Bonnie Ross, left, general manager and studio head of 343 Industries, announce a new Halo live-action TV series for Xbox Live, during an event to unveil the next-generation Xbox One entertainment and gaming console system, in Redmond, Wash. Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year. Microsoft announced plans Friday, May 16, 2014, to release the video game sequel "Halo 5: Guardians" for the Xbox One and a "Halo" television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year.

Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel "Halo 5: Guardians" for the Xbox One and a "Halo" television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015. The next entry in the sci-fi shooter series starring super-soldier Master Chief will runs at 60 frames per second on a new engine created by "Halo" developer 343 Studios.

"Halo 4" smashed entertainment industry records by making $300 million in its opening week in 2012.

343 Studio general manager Bonnie Ross noted that additional plans this year for the "Halo" franchise would be announced June 9 at Microsoft's presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the largest annual gathering of the .

This file photo provided by Microsoft shows a scene from the "Halo" video game for the Xbox One. Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year. Microsoft announced plans Friday, May 16, 2014, to release the video game sequel "Halo 5: Guardians" for the Xbox One and a "Halo" television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015. (AP Photo/Microsoft, file)


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