The hype for 343 Industries' Halo 5 is palpable. Especially at this current stage of 343's marketing campaign. With new audio recordings from within the Halo universe arriving every week, it's an exciting time to be a fan of the [Halo](movie:559680) extended universe. We have some great information so far on all of the facts surrounding the Master Chief's supposed traitor-status, but there's lots more to come!
However, on top of this current stage of hyping, we were also hyped for a Halo TV series produced by the great Steven Spielberg almost a year ago. Though we really haven't heard anything about the production at all. We were ensured by Phil Spencer at the outset of this year that the TV series was not going to be a throwaway affair. It would be something that equals the quality of both Bungie's and 343's work with the Halo Video Games.
That's all very well and good, but where the hell is it? Will it look like the live-action trailers that we recently saw with Master Chief and Agent Locke? Supposedly it bridges the gap between Halo 4 and Halo 5 Guardians. A fascinating time in the history of the series for sure, and it'll be great to receive more information on the seemingly growing hatred towards the Master Chief.
Though at the moment, all we have to survive on are rumours. Allegedly there were some difficulties during production that has led to a few delays and cancelled demonstrations of the series' progression, but we must be careful with such words. All we can hope is that it surpasses the fairly average [Halo: Nightfall (Digital Feature)](movie:1427493) series that accompanied the Master Chief Collection.
Steven Spielberg is naturally an incredibly busy man. At the moment, the director is in pre-production with [Bridge of Spies](movie:1402817), he's filming [The BFG](movie:1384319), and has three films, [Ready Player One](movie:778202), It's What I Do, and [Indiana Jones 5](movie:203950), all on the way. That's not counting all of the other projects that Steven Spielberg is producing and overseeing. Therefore, the tie-in TV series to Halo 5 Guardians may not exactly be a priority on the man's list.
Microsoft have been very quiet on the progress of the series, but that's not to say that we won't see it in 2015. After all, Microsoft have recently confirmed Halo 5's release date for the XBOX One rather confidently. I doubt that they would have unveiled the October 27th release date, without making sure that the Halo TV series would be ready to show the world before then.
But what do you think Halo fans? Do you think we'll see Steven Spielberg's Halo TV series get a release date before Halo 5? Are you excited to see whether they can finally make a great live-action Halo show? Be sure to let us know in the comments! Halo 5 Guardians will receive its release date for the Xbox One on October 27th.