Halo 5: Guardians Dev Comments on a New Positional Audio System, Spectator Mode

Halo 5: Guardians is the biggest release of the year for Xbox One. It was tested in a beta a few months ago and developers gained decent feedback and suggestions for Halo 5.

Obviously, many tweaks and improvements will be made to the game leading up to its release later this year. 343 is introducing a new positional audio system and a spectator mode for multiplayer is confirmed.

Josh Holmes, the Studio Head for the next Halo has been pretty active on Twitter lately and answered a few fan questions about Halo 5. One fan asked Holmes if the game would feature a Gears of War like active reloading system?

Holmes said that it “could be cool but would take a lot of balancing. Something to consider for H6.”

Those who participated in Halo 5 beta would know that footstep sounds on certain maps had a negative impact on the game. One concerned fan asked Holmes if footsteps are going to be toned down?

Holmes replied by saying: “Audio mix in beta was temp, we have a new positional audio system coming. Mix will improve.”

Lastly, he confirmed a spectator mode for Halo 5: Guardians for those who like to watch gameplay.

Halo 5: Guardians is being released on October 27 for Xbox One. Expectations are high and fans can’t wait to take Master Chief on his next epic journey.

There is still a lot of time for developers to iron things out and test new features. Hopefully, we won’t see the game suffer from Halo: The Master Chief Collection like issues.