HALO is one of the most popular of the video games series to have ever been out there. The franchise was established in 2001 with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved. The essence of the game is its military science fiction setting. The games are managed and developed by 343 Industries which is a division of Xbox Game Studios. The first Halo games were however originally created and developed by Bungie.
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Halo is set during an interstellar war between humanity and the Covenant. The Covenant is an alliance of aliens led by their religious leaders called the Prophets. The Covenants are worshipers of an ancient civilization known as the Forerunners. The Forerunners perished while defeating the parasitic Flood. Master Chief John-117 takes the centre stage in the games. He is a part of a group of super soldiers code named Spartans.
Halo Games released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox and mobile platforms.
This most recent Halo update was released on May 12. Halo 2 was also brought to PC through The Master Chief Collection. The May 12 update includes performance updates for Halo 3. It also brings a bug which off centres the reticule while playing split screen multiplayer.
Halo 6 a.k.a. Halo 6: Infinite is the next installment under the Halo franchise. It is set to be released in 2020. Just like several other previous versions Halo 6: Infinite has been co-developed by 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs and published by Xbox Game Studios. The game will be released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox. It will be the sixth main entry of the Halo series, and the fourteenth game overall. The game will take the story of the Master Chief forward after Halo 5: Guardians.
Halo: Master Chief
Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 a.k.a. "Master Chief", is the central fictional character of the Halo franchise. He is the protagonist in the science fiction first-person shooter games - Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, and Halo 5: Guardians. Master Chief makes appearances in books and graphic novels as well —Halo: The Fall of Reach, Halo: The Flood, Halo: First Strike, and Halo: Uprising. He also has cameos in Halo: Reach, Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, The Halo Graphic Novel, Halo Legends and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
Master Chief was biochemically and cybernetically-enhanced. He is a super soldier who was trained from an early age to become a weapon. He is almost always seen wearing his iconic green-colored armor and helmet. Master Chief's character is voiced by Steve Downes. Master Chief is more than just a character. One would say that he is the brand image of Halo. Some might put him amongst the likes of other video game icons such as Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog and Lara Croft.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
You can get access to all of the Halo games in the form of a single compilation as 'The Master Chief Collection'. The Master Chief Collection was released in November 2014 for the Xbox One. It was then subsequently released on Windows platform in 2019 and 2020.
Developed by 343 Industries in partnership with other studios, The Master Chief Collection was published by Xbox Game Studios. It includes the following first-person shooter (FPS) games:
- Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
- Halo 2: Anniversary
- Halo 3
- Halo 3: ODST
- Halo: Reach
- Halo 4
Along with all of the above offline games, you also get access to the live multiplayer games:
- Halo: Nightfall
- Halo 5: Guardians
According to the latest Halo news, Halo: Infinite is certainly going to be a launch title for the new Xbox Series X. So, we can easily put the release of Halo: Infinite to be around the same time Microsoft plans on releasing the Xbox Series X that is Holiday 2020. Halo: Infinite is also going to be available on PC.
1. Will Halo Infinite be available on Steam?
According to recent reports, it has been confirmed that Halo Infinite will be available on Steam.
2. Which is the first Halo game?
The first Halo game was Halo: Combat Evolved. Developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios, it was released in 2001.
3. Is Master Chief a woman?
No, the Master Chief is not a woman. Although the Master Chief is very rarely seen without his iconic gear. However, there are some instances where he is seen without his iconic helmet during the story line.
4. How fast can Master Chief run?
According to sources the Master Chief can run upwards of 60 kmph.
5. What is the chronology of Halo games?
The chronology which supports story chronology is:
- Halo Reach
- Halo CE
- Halo 2
- Halo 3 ODST
- Halo 3
- Halo 4
- Halo 5