Halo 5 will not get next-gen Series X and Series S upgrade


26, 2020

343 has revealed that Halo 5: Guardians will not be getting a next-gen update like Halo: The Master Chief Collection is receiving. 

While The Master Chief Collection will be updated to reach higher frame rates and more on both Xbox Series X and Series S, 343 Industries’ 2015 sequel will not benefit from similar enhancements.

Revealed through a Halo Waypoint blog post, it was confirmed that the title will not be getting any next-gen support. Instead, the game will only benefit from enhancements to the game’s dynamic resolution and loading times, aspects of the game that are automatically improved with the new hardware.

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“After we announced the enhancements that MCC would be getting on the Xbox Series X|S, we did see questions rolling in about how Halo 5 would play on the new consoles,” 343 Industries said.

“While Halo 5 is not getting the same optimizations for Xbox Series X and Series S as MCC, owners of the next-gen hardware are still going to see the benefits of faster load times and consistently higher resolution gameplay.”

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