343 Industries confirmed today that Halo 5: Guardians has officially gone gold which means that the game is complete and ready to printed.
“This is the culmination of an incredible three-year journey for our team. Together we set out to accomplish an ambitious vision and deliver a Halo game built from the ground up for the Xbox One. Now as we near the release of the game on October 27, we couldn’t be more excited to share the results with you, the fans”, writes Josh Holmes head of internal development at 343 Industries.
He goes on to write, “Halo games have always been about epic scale, and Halo 5: Guardians is no exception. From our multi-character campaign to the robust suite of multiplayer experiences included with Halo 5: Guardians, this game is packed to the gills with loads of exciting content.”
In the official announcement from 343 Industries Josh Holmes also shared information to prepare fans leading up to launch. “We will have a multiplayer content update, prior to launch, that will supplement the online multiplayer goodness with map content for Arena Multiplayer and our all new massive-scale 12v12 Warzone Multiplayer. Make sure you have the Power Setting for your Xbox One set to “Instant On” so that you’ll automatically download the online multiplayer update prior to October 27th and be ready on launch day. Those that buy a physical copy will download the online multiplayer update automatically after you install the game on your Xbox One. Next week, the game will be available to pre-download for digital customers, so follow @Halo and we’ll keep you posted when that is ready to go.”
“Of course launch is just the beginning. Our dedicated live team will be focused on supporting the game with monthly releases of new content and experiences… such as new REQ content and more than 18 free multiplayer maps.”