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Mattel grabs Halo master licensing agreement

Microsoft has agreed a deal to hand an extensive set of toy licensing rights to Mattel. The pair already partner for products such as Halo Mega Bloks, but this new agreement will lead to a far wider range of merchandise, with a unified creative and design vision across the catalogue. …

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Halo World Championship prize pool surpasses $2m

The prize pool for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians World Championship has swelled to over $2m, 343 Industries has announced. "We’re excited to announce that the Halo World Championship prize pool is now $2,000,000, and continues to grow,” a poston the game’s Twitter accountrevealed. Microsoft previously promised a portion of …

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Halo 5 World Championship crowdfunds $500k extra prize purse during launch week

Halo 5 has been out for just over a week in The States and its in-game monetisation has already allowed players to crowdfund half a million dollars for the World Championships. The Halo World Championships, to be held from December to March by Microsoft and 343 Industries, started with an …

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Here’s 343’s explanation for why Halo’s Cortana is naked

The Master Chief wears so much armour he could surely barely move, which serves also to highlight the contrast with Cortana’s choice of clothing. Or lack of, as she doesn’t wear any. 343’s Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor has in an interview with GamesRadar tried to explain the disparity. "She’s …

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‘Plenty of chance’ Halo 5 will come to PC, says head of franchise

The core Halo series could return to PC in the future, according to the director for the franchise at 343 Industries. Frank O’Connor was discussing the possibility of Microsoft’s flagship shooter expanding beyond its Xbox home on a GamesRadar livestream when he suggested upcoming entry Halo 5: Guardians could come …

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Halo 5 to be played on world’s biggest flying screen

Australian Halo fans will get to see the first 15 minutes of the next entry in the sci-fi series the day before the game’s launch. But there’s a catch… …and the catch is that the display showing the campaign footage will be flying some 2,000 feet (609 metres) above the …

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Microsoft vows that Halo 5 multiplayer will be ‘rock solid’

Halo 5: Guardians won’t suffer the same troubled launch as its predecessor, Halo: The Master Chief Collection. That’s the pledge from Kevin Franklin, design director for the game at 343 Industries, who told MCV the studio had learnt from its mistakes releasing the Halo compilation. The Master Chief Collection was …

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Steven Spielberg’s Halo TV show remains in active development – report

Microsoft’s Steven Spielberg-produced Halo television series is reportedly still in the works. IGN reports the show is in development at Showtime – the network Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios was negotiating with last year to bring a live-action drama based on the popular FPS franchise to the small screen. The report …

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