A six-part documentary series has been announced for Halo 5: Guardians that will take us behind the scenes of the making of the game’s multiplayer beta.
The first episode “The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta” premieres tonight, December 18, at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Following that, each night will see to the release of one episode that will air until the finale on December 23.
“The Sprint lets viewers step into the lives and meeting rooms of the team that makes Halo 5: Guardians happen,” read an official statement from 343 Industries. “Join 343 Industries and the Halo Channel for this inside look at the creation and evolution of Halo multiplayer.”
A full list of episodes and their official descriptions is as follows.
Episode 1: Balance
(Premiering Thursday, December 18)
The 343 Industries pro team gives their final feedback on Truth, an homage to the Halo 2 map Midship, which will be included in the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta.
Episode 2: Give & Take
(Premiering Friday, December 19)
The art team discovers that some of the ideas they have don’t quite meld with the layout set forth by the level designers. With time running out, what compromises must be made?
Episode 3: Prophets
(Premiering Saturday, December 20)
With the map Truth well on its way to completion, the art team must shift their focus to the remix map Regret, which presents a massive undertaking in and of itself. Will there be enough time to finish it before the deadline?
Episode 4: Breakout
(Premiering Sunday, December 21)
The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer design team invites Halo pros to the studio to offer feedback that could shape the future of the competitive experience.
Episode 5: Shutdown
(Premiering Monday, December 22)
The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer design team buckles down to make sure every detail of the upcoming Multiplayer Beta is firing on all cylinders.
Episode 6: Gold
(Premiering Tuesday, December 23)
The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer design team begins to wrap up production on the public beta… but not before getting a little friendly competition in to celebrate another milestone.