Halo 5: Guardians and Oculus Rift

Halo 5: Guardians is a first-person shooter developed by 343 Industries. The game is planned to be released in the last quarter of 2015. David Ellis, designer at 343 Industries, recently wrote in his Twitter about purchasing Oculus Rift DK2, which caused a wave of rumours and discussions about whether Halo 5: Guardians would be available in VR.

“I have my Oculus DK2. What are the absolute best optimized demos I should download for this thing?” wrote Ellis.

343 Industries Franchise Director Frank O’Connor confirmed that the game will be equipped with Xbox One game engine different from the one of The Master Chief Collection. “Not technically. It’s a blend of legacy and some proprietary code. H5 is on a different schedule and couldn’t be branched for this,” O’Connor said.

Currently 343 Industries intends to hire a senior producer in order to continue developments of Halo 5. The company promises to impress gamers with the game. As one of the company’s developers, Bonnie Ross, said in an interview to Breathe Cast “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 next-gen.”

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