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Halo 5: Guardians to launch on Xbox One in autumn 2015

343 Industries has announced that the next instalment of the huge shooter franchise Halo will grace the Xbox One in the autumn of 2015 – so you've only got just under a year-and-a-half to wait.

If the date doesn't slip, that is.

Halo 5: Guardians is, 343 Industries promises, going to take full advantage of the Xbox One's hardware and horsepower (we would hope so, too) with a brand new game engine, and it'll offer more content and have a broader scope than Halo 4.

Bonnie Ross, the General Manager of 343 Industries, spilled these details on the upcoming game, and also the fact that Halo 5 will run at 60 frames per second, and will boast dedicated servers.

Those tidbits aside, though, she didn't have much in the way of concrete information about exactly how the Master Chief's next outing was shaping up – but of course, the big revelations are being saved for E3, which is just around the corner. Indeed, Ross mentioned that much more info will be revealed at a 9 June press briefing at E3.

Ross commented: "It's a game that will hopefully demonstrate the talent, learnings and abilities of the 343 Industries team. A game that will incorporate the things we learned from Halo 4 about technology, aesthetics, performance and scale – and perhaps more importantly, understanding and embracing a community of gamers who love what lies at the heart of this game, and the limitless potential of the Halo universe."

The autumn of 2015 will also witness the debut of the Halo TV series (with Steven Spielberg on board) alongside the game, which although it will be standalone in nature, will help to "enrich" the Halo 5 experience in Bonnie's words.