343 Studios has confirmed that Halo 5: Guardians will not release for the Xbox 360. The developer wants to focus on the next-gen platform only to bring the best possible experience for the players.
The announcement was made by the studio head of 343, Bonnie Ross, who said that the upcoming iteration in the Halo series is specifically being developed for the Xbox One.
After that one of the spokespersons of Microsoft confirmed Geek Wire that the news is indeed true and there is no plan to bring Halo 5: Guardians to the Xbox 360.
Bonnie Ross said in statement:
In the past, ‘Halo’ games have pushed the Xbox forward, showcasing the console and its ecosystem in entertaining and innovative ways. Making a “Halo” game that runs at 60 frames per second, on dedicated servers, with the scope, features and scale we’ve been dreaming of for more than a decade, is non-trivial.
There is no arguing that the major success point for Xbox has been the Halo franchise over the years and with Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft is hoping more of the same.
Halo 5: Guardians is set for release in fall 2015. However, there are rumors that Halo re-mastered collection is in development for the Xbox One and will release this fall.