Somewhere in the mix, I had forgotten that a new Halo game was launching this year. I mean, this is the same series that used to remind me every time I chugged a Mountain Dew that a new game was just around the corner. What happened, Microsoft?!
Maybe Halo 5: Guardians’ opening cinematic will be enough to get that old “Finish the fight” blood boiling once again. BuzzFeedPop has the exclusive clip on its YouTube channel, and it’s a thrill ride from beginning to end. In it, we see Fireteam Osiris drop in on an alien world and start messing the place up. The entire battle unfolds over the course of a single tracking shot, from the beginning drop to the last bullet fired, there isn’t a break in the camera at all.
At least, that’s what I’d say if this was a real camera. I find it fitting because the last time I saw Nathan Fillion open a sci-fi movie with an unbroken tracking shot was in Serenity, and that movie was awesome.
Will Halo 5: Guardians be as awesome, or is the once king of the video gaming world about to become something of a relic? I think Halo 5 is going to tell us a lot about the current status and future of the franchise.
Microsoft has also provided the name and description of each individual in the trailer:
• Spartan Jameson Locke – Before he was a Spartan, Locke was an ONI Acquisitions Specialist – an expert in tracking, asset recovery, and elimination of high value targets
• Spartan Olympia Vale – A child prodigy, Vale’s innate skill in languages led to a career as a Navy liaison with the Sangheili post-war
• Spartan Holly Tanaka – After surviving the glassing of her homeworld, Tanaka joined the Army, looking for a chance to save others from the same fate
• Spartan Edward Buck – During his service as an ODST, Buck’s personnel profile suggested “if he were any better he’d be a Spartan”
Expect to find out more when Halo 5: Guardians launches exclusively for the Xbox One on Oct. 27.