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When the Halo 5 Guardians trailer dropped, fans saw Master Chief stumbling through a sandy wasteland wrapped in a ragged cloak, before an enormous owl like promethean rises from the ground and looms over him.

Fans have speculated about much from the trailer, asking questions like: Where is Master Chief? Is he attempting to restore Cortana? Some people have pointed out that Owls generally symbolize wisdom, which would hint that Master Chief is attempting to restore the AI of Cortana.

Others have countered this saying that Owls symbolize strategy, and therefore, war.

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The other major revelation of the Halo 5 Guardians reveal was that it will feature a new playable character - Agent Locke. From what we can tell so far, Agent Locke is a Man Hunter, who has most likely been tasked with tracking down Master Chief. Whether his intentions are for good or ill is, at this point, unclear.

Microsoft are raising a number of interesting question with [Halo](movie:559680) 5 Guardians (as well as with the recently released Halo: Master Chief collection). And they are finding new ways of answering those questions, too.

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At Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany Microsoft revealed that they are introducing a Halo Channel which you will be able to download on Windows and the Xbox One from November 11.

Microsoft have already been innovative in keeping a substantial amount of creative control over their upcoming live-action Halo projects, such as the Ridley Scott produced [Halo: Nightfall (Digital Feature)](movie:1427493).

Now, with the Halo Channel, they will incentivise users to watch Halo Nightfall (as well as the other Halo TV Show, to come out in time with Halo 5 Guardians, which has Steven Spielberg on board). Rewards will be given to gamers in Halo 5 Beta and Halo 5 Guardians if they watch the episodes, and they will also learn more about the Halo world, with new story arcs that create links between the shows, the comics, books and games.

The Halo Channel encyclopedia: Agent Locke
The Halo Channel encyclopedia: Agent Locke

They have also retroactively dropped hints as to the direction of the Halo 5 Guardians in their next-gen Xbox One reboot of the previous Halo titles included in the Master Chief Collection.

So where do you think the story is heading in Halo 5 Guardians? Will you be watching the Halo Channel and playing the Beta version of Halo? Write in with your thoughts below the line!


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