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Is Halo 5 going to be an open world shooter?

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If I tell you that there is a huge open world shooter coming later this year you would be forgiven for thinking that I’m talking about Destiny. But it’s actually the Destiny developers’ old game that is rumoured to be going open world.

According to yet another industry insider, who appear to be around every corner just before E3, Halo 5 is going to be more or less open world.

I agree with Ahsan that it would be very ambitious but personally I don’t see this as a good idea for 343 Industries.

Destiny is a $500 million juggernaut and is more than likely going to have a Halo feel to it. Making a new Halo similar to Destiny is only going to play into the hands of Activision and Bungie as they have virtually no chance of matching the quality that sort of money can buy.

Halo is a much loved game, in America, so changing that winning formula doesn’t make much sense to me even though the idea of a huge open world single player campaign could be the big differentiator between Destiny and Halo.

I’ve always been a great fan of the single player portions of Halo but the multiplayer has always felt a bit out dated to me. The Forge mode was a nice addition a few years back but nothing has been added to it since then that has really interested me.

Last Updated: May 8, 2014

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