It is true that none of us can wait for the next iteration in the Halo series, Halo 5 Guardians. However Microsoft has never really shed light on when they plan on actually releasing it.
So, most of us did what we always do in such situations, bring out the investigative journalist and then make him sift through the rumor mill. In doing so we stumbled upon a rather interesting news story that might have leaked the official release date of the game!
Well, what happened is that Michael Cavanaugh, a Prima Games Author and eSport Halo coach joined 343 Industries and shared him joy by tweeting a picture of him on his official Twitter.
The image is all good but there is a huge 343 Industries banner behind him. Under this banner is something that looks like a clock and a timer. You know, like the ones we see in movies where they put up the remaining time and days to a deadline on a clock so that the employees stay motivated.
Now on this digital display we can see the number 382 written clearly. According to numerous publications and community members, this could be the number of days left in the release date of Halo 5 Guardians.
— Michael Cavanaugh (@mcstrongside) October 23, 2014
If true, this would mean we will get the game on November 10, 2015 – a Tuesday.
In the past, 343 Industries has sort of divided their releases in two sections, with some games releasing in September and others releasing in November – three each except for Halo Wars.
However, it is also worth noting that Halo Master Chief Collection is being released in November this year too.
There is also the HaloFest schedule that should be considered. This year the HaloFest is being held on November 10 and it could be that they are planning to do both together next year.
That was the argument ‘for’ the rumor; against it we have at least one solid statement. David Ellis who is working on Halo 5 Guardians with 343 Industries responded to the speculations saying that this wasn’t the case. He even said that the Halo 5 team isn’t using the building shown!
@DustStorm Hardly. I'm not even sure who uses that clock anymore, considering the Halo 5 team isn't in that building.
— David Ellis (@DavidEllis) October 24, 2014
Oh and not to forget this means that after the first look at the game at this year’s HaloFest, they will be taking a whole year to hype the game before releasing it.
Well, obviously we have no solid reason to believe that rumor; and this employee of 343 Industries, if not the official reps, have negated it as well.
I think it would be wise to keep our fingers crossed but wait for the official word before we actually jump to conclusions.
What do you think? Could this be legit?