Halo 5: Guardians is rumored to be the last game within the series with a Master Chief appearance, Movie Pilot reports.
“He [Master Chief] is human, he’s always been human, but at the end of Halo 4 he really is reflecting on who he is and why he exists,” 343 Studios representative Bonnie Ross said, according to the site.
Fans looking for beta rewards are being encouraged to purchase and watch Halo: Nightfall, Kotaku reports.
“We will go into more specifics a little later down the road, but we definitely want [Halo 5 beta] rewards to feel meaningful for the player.
So it’s not just art [things],” Halo 5: Guardians executive producer Kiki Wolfkill told the site during a recent interview.
Microsoft has announced a Chinese localized version of Halo 5: Guardians for its upcoming release date, Attack of the Fan Boy reports.
The move is seen as an attempt to popularize Microsoft gaming consoles in Asia, where Sony has traditionally pulled more weight.
Halo 5: Guardians is rumored to include Halo 2 character Arbiter in the game’s release date gameplay.
The character was recently featured in a recent trailer with Agent Locke while discussing Master Chief.
The game is also rumored to have a Spartan gameplay character, The Fuse Joplin reports.
“Although, it is still a secret, but fans are speculating the entry of a Spartan character, having a blue visor.
This character was in the prequel in Halo 4 in form of Sarah Palmer,” the website writes.
“This character, as per the speculation, is a robot version of Palmer.” Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced there will be rewards for Halo 5: Guardians if gamers watch the Halo Channel available online, Gameranx reports.
The Halo Channel is aimed at getting gamer feedback and interactivity for programmers and developers on how to improve the title.
Microsoft announced during its recent Gamescom 2014conference presentation that it will release its beta version test sign-up for Halo 5: Guardians on December 29.