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Halo 5: Guardians - Miscommunication, the classic Halo theme and all upcoming Halo games will have Beta's

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Halo 5: Guardians - Miscommunication, the classic Halo theme and all upcoming Halo games will have Beta's

 

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With the recent news of Halo 5 Guardians not having a split-screen option the fanbase went wild. But we could all find some kind of comfort in knowing that playing the Halo 5 campaign co-op would not require Xbox Live Gold... Right?

Well, today we found out that this is actually not the case. In one of Josh Holmes' recent blogs over at Waypoint he explains that playing the campaign does in fact require an Xbox Live Gold subscroption. It was just a small miscommunication with Game Informer while they were making their latest article

 

"I need take a moment to make an important correction on something we miscommunicated in the story. I misspoke during the interview when stating that online co-op campaign would be supported with an Xbox Live Silver account. Co-op campaign will require Xbox Live Gold to play. I want to extend my sincere apologies to our fans, and to Game Informer, for this error and any confusion it has caused."

~Josh Holmes

 

Luckely, in order to set things straight, we will get a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial card with Halo 5 so you'll still have the oppertunity to play Halo 5 co-op for up to 2 weeks.

 

 

Next up we got a confirmation that our classic Halo theme is making a return.

 

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Ever since Halo 3 we've had a distinct lack of our beloved monk chant in the Halo games. They weren't gone completely but they were way too subtle. So Kazuma Jinnouchi, the music composer for Halo 5, has decided to bring back the Halo choir.

 

"We wanted to bring the old Halo theme back. We had a number of discussions about this and one of the pieces we strongly felt like we should bring back was the Halo choir, which was very subtly implemented in Halo 4, but we wanted to bring it back in a much more obvious way, So we did our own interpretation of the piece."

~Kazuma Jinnouchi

 

We'll just have to wait and see what their 'interpretation of the piece' is.

 

Lastly we get a confirmation that all of the upcoming Halo games will get a beta.

 

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After the terrible launch of the Master Chief Collection 343i vows to never release a Halo game without beta testing it first. They claim to have been a bit too ambtious when it comes to releasing 4 different Halo games on 1 disc, and therefor learned the importance of offering a beta.

 

"There is so much we learned with the Halo 5 beta," she said. "There is actually stuff we took from our Master Chief Collection--learnings that we were able to put into the beta. Going forward, you will never see a Halo game coming out without a beta. It was obviously painful for our fans and for us. But it won't happen again. There are things we put in place to make sure that we know everything, how it stands up outside and in the wild."

~Bonnie Ross

 

After the obvious succes of the Halo 5: Guardians beta, I couldn't agree more with this decision.

 

What are your thoughts on all of this?

Let us know down below!

Thank you for reading! :D

 

Sources:

Halowaypoint

Game Informer

Gamespot



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You would think 343 would realise after Halo 4 the importance of Beta's....

 

Aw well, at least they know now I suppose, better late than never. :)

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The H4 track 117 already has clear resonance of the classic halo theme.

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Good. If we can't have Marty we should go for the next best thing: Mimicking him. No not really, I don't want all throw back tracks. I do want Halo 5 to have it's own distinct style of music, but them Gregorian's gotta make a comeback. Kazuma Jinnouchi made 117 and a few other tracks for Halo 4, but 117 being his most famous. I'm excited to see what he does when making the full thing.

 

Also, welcome to the World of Betas.

 

Gud news Nut

 

 

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The H4 track 117 already has clear resonance of the classic halo theme.

 

Apparently it was to subtle for them.

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No co-op campaign unless you have a Gold Live account?  Wow.....just wow.  So much fail in that marketing model I can't even begin to speak about it.  It's painfully obvious that 343i is only good at one thing...LIPSERVICE!  They have learned absolutely nothing at all in their development experience and it shows all too well.

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At a guess I would guess Ms simply would not allow it..... at least that is what I hope and 343 isn't that stupid. :)

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No co-op campaign unless you have a Gold Live account? Wow.....just wow. So much fail in that marketing model I can't even begin to speak about it. It's painfully obvious that 343i is only good at one thing...LIPSERVICE! They have learned absolutely nothing at all in their development experience and it shows all too well.

 

Development, I can't speak much on because I know nothing about it but from Halo 5's Beta I gathered that it's already better than 4. I STRONGLY disagree with 343 being only good at telling people what they wanna hear (if that's what you meant by lip service). They've been going above and beyond for their Halo lore fans for over a year now putting out weekly blog posts updating to Halo Universe, releasing novels and short stories, and continuing their viral campaign Hunt the Truth with weekly audio files. I'd say they wayyy ahead of where they were when making Halo 4. No split screen co op without Gold membership is a very minor issue in my opinion. Sure there are plenty of gamers without Gold subscriptions but Halo 5 will be launching with a limited free trial.

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No co-op campaign unless you have a Gold Live account?  Wow.....just wow.  So much fail in that marketing model I can't even begin to speak about it.  It's painfully obvious that 343i is only good at one thing...LIPSERVICE!  They have learned absolutely nothing at all in their development experience and it shows all too well.

 

Honestly after a miscommunication like that, I would've just rolled with it and allowed everybody to play it with Silver XBL. Going 1 step forward and 2 steps back is not a good idea for 343i at this point in time.

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