Halo 5 multiplayer options detailed via 343 Industries

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Jun 17, 2013 01:18 PM EDT

With all the rumors and speculations going around the Internet, we can’t help but ponder as to what’s happening with 343 Industries and about the prospects of a brand new Halo game – preferably Halo 5 – after the extensive popularity of Halo 4.

Recently, 343 Industries’ Dan Ayoub spoke about the impact of Halo 4′s multiplayer mode and how it seems to feel more like the multiplayer offering from titles like Call of Duty and Battlefield. However, Ayoub also took this opportunity to discuss about the future of the franchise’s multiplayer offering, especially when Halo 5 is all set to release finally for the Xbox One.

On the point of the comparison of the multiplayer mode with other FPS titles, Ayoub stated: “I think the way I’d respond to that is that we’re going to be constantly evolving multiplayer. We had things we wanted to do with this when we started the game, and you’ve seen the beginning of an evolution – I don’t think that evolution is over. You’re going to continue to see innovations from us in multiplayer, so what I would say to that is: keep watching.”

"Those updates you refer to represent our commitment - we're constantly going to support the community. We've obviously got a large audience playing Halo 4 multiplayer, and we want to continue to support them.”

He went to add that the team has a great understanding with the entire Halo community via the Halo Waypoint, where the team is constantly keeping an eye on the players’ preferences (as to what they like, what they want more and other stuff like that).

The team also monitors very closely as to “who's in the hoppers, who's playing what, and you look at what's on the message boards, and all of that data informs our decisions as to the tweaks we're going to make," he told the official Xbox Magazine.

A new iteration of Halo was recently shown off at this year’s E3 event, and although the presentation looked cool, the company stepped away from mentioning if the game was indeed Halo 5 or something else.

The game, however, is said to be arriving on the Xbox One in 2014 and is still featuring Master Chief as the main star. Microsoft, in its presentation, stated that that the new game "will take you on a new journey in the Halo universe beginning in 2014".

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