As reported in the latest Game Informer 343 Industries is bucking all sorts of trends by providing all of its Halo 5: Guardians DLC multiplayer map content for free.
In addition, Halo 5's co-op functionality won't require the use of Xbox LIVE.
I don't know about you, but it really feels refreshing to be receiving additional content instead of having it removed.
And, according the Game Informer cover story, 343 Industries really plans to over deliver with Halo 5's multiplayer content. The game will launch with 20 multiplayer maps and a further 15 are expected by June 2016. That's a lot of maps. Halo games typically launch with around 10 maps.
343 Industries had a bit of a nightmare launch with the Halo: Master Chief Collection, but it looks as though the team is pulling out all the stops with Halo 5: Guardians, promising a reveal of a completely new multiplayer experience at E3. I've heard a few rumblings of this myself and apparently it's pretty special.
Unashamedly, I'm fairly hyped for the release of Halo 5. The multiplayer beta was really special, encapsulating everything I enjoy about Halo in a thoroughly modern experience. I'm hoping that 343 Industries can make good on the promise of that, and also deliver something spectacular with the game's single player.
July Cover Revealed – Halo 5: Guardians [Game Informer]