Microsoft Launches ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ on Xbox One

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Microsoft announced the launch of its most awaited game “Halo 5: Guardians,” the latest addition to Microsoft’s $4.6 billion “Halo” sci-fi franchise. Starting October 27, 2015, the game will be available for INR 4699 on e-commerce retail portals Amazon.in, Flipkart and Snapdeal.

To celebrate this launch, the Xbox team at Microsoft partnered with YouTube for an exclusive six-hour live broadcast “Halo 5: Live” that connected millions of Halo fans worldwide and allowed viewers to watch, comment and virtually participate in multiple launch celebrations held in key international cities. The event recording is available here featuring exclusive gameplay reveals, celebrity appearances, live interviews and much more.

Commenting on the same, Anshu Mor, Director – Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft India said, “Games and gamers are at the center of everything we do and we’re always looking to offer the best ways to play on Xbox. With the launch of Halo 5, we hope to offer fans slick gameplay and a fantastic campaign. The two new multiplayer modes mark the greatest evolution in Halo history.”

Exclusively published by Microsoft Studios and developed by 343 Industries, the Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has reinvented how people think about video games and has since built a fan base of millions worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, a live-action digital series, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.