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'Halo' TV series, 'Halo 5' game launching in 2015

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Posted: May 16, 2014 4:03 AM

Updated: May 16, 2014 4:03 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year.

Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel "Halo 5: Guardians" for the Xbox One and a "Halo" television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015. The next entry in the sci-fi shooter series starring super-soldier Master Chief will runs at 60 frames per second on a new engine created by "Halo" developer 343 Studios.

"Halo 4" smashed entertainment industry records by making $300 million in its opening week in 2012.

343 Studio general manager Bonnie Ross noted that additional plans this year for the "Halo" franchise would be announced June 9 at Microsoft's presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the largest annual gathering of the gaming industry.

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