Microsoft's Xbox Wire has confirmed the launch of Halo 5: Guardians as the 27th October. The game is to be launched worldwide, as an Xbox One exclusive title, on that date. However Microsoft and 343 Industries have replaced the question concerning the release date with a plot puzzle. It has published a pair of game trailer videos showing alternative endings for Halo 5: Guardians, asking who will be the hunter and who will be the hunted?
Halo fans are being asked by the Xbox Wire to #HunttheTruth. The two live action plus voiceover trailers show very different outcomes. During the game players will "question everything they thought they knew about its heroes, marvels and mysteries," so it's hard to know what is the truth as things stand. Beyond the epic drama, 343 Industries intends to "amaze players with the sheer size of the worlds and battles they’ll experience," and the scope and scale of the game.
All Hail: Spartan Locke draws down on the compromised Master Chief, questioning his legacy and motives.
The Cost: shows the Master Chief with the upper hand over an injured Spartan Locke, delivering a powerful manifesto about the true price of being a hero.
If, after watching the above videos and much chin stroking, you can't work out the 'truth' you might be relieved to know that all will be revealed on the run up to E3 in June. Interested Halo fans need only stay tuned to the 'Hunt the Truth' episodic narrative audio series published on HuntTheTruth.tumblr.com every week.