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#1 Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:15
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Halo 5 / MCC info from Gamescom

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=872906

Some notes:

  • The Chief collection will have a skill-based ranking system exactly like Halo 2 did.
  • Sanctuary is the next announced remastered map for Halo 2 Anniversary MP.
  • Halo 5 beta will begin Dec 29 and run for 3 weeks and have 7 maps.
  • Halo 5 beta will focus on tight, 4v4 gameplay with smaller maps and no loadouts. Everyone on equal footing again.
  • Looks like purple is coming back to Halo 5.
  • 343 partnering with Twitch
  • Halo Channel seems to be replacing Halo Waypoint for all Halo content, stats, and live-streaming matches.


EDIT: Direct YT link - Halo 5 beta video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HhED64Fmws (Thanks OddOne)

Sanctuary Reveal for Halo 2 Anny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odsa3YY7fj4

Halo Channel Reveal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0XgIEQ8NR8

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:40
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The video on sanctuary took me on a ride through time.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:49
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All very good stuff.

The Midship re-imagining looks good.

Sanctuary is, well Sanctuary but so much more beautiful.

Notice how similar the Halo 5 weapons and armour are to Halo 4's.

I still think a Halo 5 Multiplayer Edition will be out just before summer break. Imagine not playing Halo, like in the Beta, for a whole year while knowing how good it worked for 3 weeks.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:58
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I agree Deep that it's quite a gap between mid January and Holiday season of next year.  I'd figure there could be a second beta to test new gametypes, or larger combat, rather than just a multiplayer edition.  Especially if that edition's progress were to carry over to launch.  Who knows though, maybe we'll just have to wait and not even get a COD style Day Zero edition.

I also noticed that while the beta had no loadout differences, they stopped short of saying anything about the rest of the competitive multiplayer.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:35
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Shadow wrote:

  • Halo 5 beta will focus on tight, 4v4 gameplay with smaller maps and no loadouts. Everyone on equal footing 

I like the focus.  That's always been the strength of the series to me.  Hopefully they deliver.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:59
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Why do I have this nagging feeling that when H5 launches, 4v4 will be more traditional while btb will get the fiesta treatment?  *sigh*  Guess we can't win them all.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:04 (Reply to #6)
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OMGaLaserPewPew wrote:

Why do I have this nagging feeling that when H5 launches, 4v4 will be more traditional while btb will get the fiesta treatment?  *sigh*  Guess we can't win them all.

Halo 3 was kinda that way with BTB as well.  Except when Ranked was around, but that wasn't for long.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:26 (Reply to #7)
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Shadow wrote:

OMGaLaserPewPew wrote:

Why do I have this nagging feeling that when H5 launches, 4v4 will be more traditional while btb will get the fiesta treatment?  *sigh*  Guess we can't win them all.

Halo 3 was kinda that way with BTB as well.  Except when Ranked was around, but that wasn't for long.

 

In what regard?  The only thing I can think of is BTB Heavies, which weren't incorporated until the latter half of H3's lifespan.  And heavies weren't that popular anyway, especially playing with larger groups.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:18 (Reply to #8)
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OMGaLaserPewPew wrote:

Shadow wrote:

OMGaLaserPewPew wrote:

Why do I have this nagging feeling that when H5 launches, 4v4 will be more traditional while btb will get the fiesta treatment?  *sigh*  Guess we can't win them all.

Halo 3 was kinda that way with BTB as well.  Except when Ranked was around, but that wasn't for long.

 

In what regard?  The only thing I can think of is BTB Heavies, which weren't incorporated until the latter half of H3's lifespan.  And heavies weren't that popular anyway, especially playing with larger groups.

Yeah that's what I was thinking of.  I didn't play a ton of BTB - mostly Social Slayer and Customs.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:57
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I'm so ready for this!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:20
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Look Great

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:53
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Frankie:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=125062160&postcount=246

"I'm looking at it right now. Well, more like 48-60 because I'm running in debug. But yeah. Dat jungle."

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=125069393&postcount=276

No Midship in H2A

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:11 (Reply to #12)
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Shadow wrote:

://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=125069393&postcount=276

No Midship in H2A

well that makes sense

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:43 (Reply to #13)
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DCHaloJunkies wrote:

Shadow wrote:

://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=125069393&postcount=276

No Midship in H2A

well that makes sense

 

We may have to get the band back together.

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Thanks for the links. smiley

I can't see the whole of TMCC being 60fps. Too many little hints that it will be difficult to make it happen.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 09:47
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I watched the Semi finals and Finals of the Gamesom H2A 4v4. Very exciting.

Goldenboy and Bravo casted wonderfully and the whole 343i production was very good.

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