Halo 5: Guardians Gets New Info on Story and on the New Engine: “Plenty of Strong Female Characters”

on May 20, 2014 4:00 PM

The reveal of Halo 5: Guardians created a lot of speculation between fans of the franchise, and Development Director Frank O’Connor provided more details on NeoGAF, clarifying a few interesting points.

First of all he mentioned that we’ll meet plenty of strong female characters, even if the protagonist won’t be one:

There will be plenty of strong female characters in the game, but that is not a picture of one of them.

We also learn something interesting about the new engine that will power the game: apparently it still includes a tiny part of the original engine as its core:

The things at the core are vital, but a tiny fraction of the overall engine footprint. It’s a new engine. Not an iteration or a rendering evolution.

It’s a new engine.

That’s actually very good news, considering that Halo‘s engine played a large role in what made the franchise unique. I’m sure I’m not the only one eager to see the new engine in action, possibly at E3.

 /  Executive News Editor
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