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GC: Halo 5 Multiplayer beta screens

GC: Halo 5 Multiplayer beta screens

Here comes some map screenshots from Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta which will start at the end of December.

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Commented on 2014-08-12 17:36:05
The purple alien map is meh but the other shots look pretty good. I like the style, very curious to see this in motion.
Commented on 2014-08-12 17:38:48
A walkthrough trailer would do this some good because those screenshots look like a mess visually. Hard to tell what's going on, especially on the Midship remake.
Commented on 2014-08-12 17:48:41
These screens are not native 1080p, and look pretty much like last-gen graphics. I realize that it's early, but I'm not impressed at all. This is not the way to reveal such a big game.
Commented on 2014-08-12 19:26:05
Amazing! Even at this early state you can see huge gains in lighting and shadows. Cant wait to see more.
Commented on 2014-08-12 20:32:23
Pretty sure that first map is Midship!? If it is then i'll be VERY happy :D

Graphically looking very impressive, the texture work pretty great!
Commented on 2014-08-12 21:56:24 In reply to theshape31
Posted by theshape31
These screens are not native 1080p, and look pretty much like last-gen graphics. I realize that it's early, but I'm not impressed at all. This is not the way to reveal such a big game.
Stop this shit. Seriously, any time anyone says "LOOKS LIKE LAST GEN" they look like a complete moron. You know it's not true, we know it's not true. Stop it.
Also they are targeting 1080p and the MP at least will run at 60, so given that I think it looks fine, especially considering the game itself will have way more going on in it. The textures and shaders are nice looking even if there isn't much going on.
I think a Midship remake is a bad map to judge visuals on anyway, it's a weird looking map that doesn't look great in empty ass screenshots.
Commented on 2014-08-12 22:12:01
MordeaniisChaos-

"We disagree so you're a moron" is not exactly a mature or constructive argument. I think it looks like last-gen and you don't, so place your own individual thoughts [with regard to the product, rather than the opinions of another] and be done with it. People are allowed to have different ideas, though some of us seem to have trouble accepting that.
Commented on 2014-08-13 00:17:53 In reply to theshape31
Posted by theshape31
I think it looks like last-gen and you don't, so place your own individual thoughts [with regard to the product, rather than the opinions of another] and be done with it. People are allowed to have different ideas, though some of us seem to have trouble accepting that.
I played all of the Halo games last gen and I don't remember any of them appearing this graphically advanced. Even Halo 4, with graphics that were often referred to as appearing "almost next-gen" didn't have this fidelity. Am I remembering wrong? Which last-gen Halo map would you point to for comparison?
Commented on 2014-08-13 00:36:30
I don't think any of these are 'Halo 5', beta or otherwise. I think these are shots from the Master Chief Collection (H2) and that's Midship and another map. Firstly because... that's Midship. And secondly, if that was Halo5 shots- it would be a BIG deal and ALL over the internet. These are, I bet, just early shots of the MP for H2A or remakes of old maps with the H5 MP alpha engine. Because seriously... that's totally Midship and they just announced that it was one of the 'special chosen maps' for H2A and why would they remake it AGAIN for a game coming out next year??? That would be a lot of effort for something 1 year apart...
Commented on 2014-08-13 01:20:03 In reply to makeway
Posted by makeway
I played all of the Halo games last gen and I don't remember any of them appearing this graphically advanced. Even Halo 4, with graphics that were often referred to as appearing "almost next-gen" didn't have this fidelity. Am I remembering wrong? Which last-gen Halo map would you point to for comparison?
These are all from Halo 4:
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_halo_4-19339-231...
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_halo_4-20469-231...
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_halo_4-20467-231...
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_halo_4-20467-231...
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_halo_4-20781-231...

I can't honestly say that those Beta pictures look any better or worse than these. Which is why, to me, these new screens look like they are from last-gen.
Posted by Kethmach
I don't think any of these are 'Halo 5', beta or otherwise. I think these are shots from the Master Chief Collection (H2) and that's Midship and another map. Firstly because... that's Midship. And secondly, if that was Halo5 shots- it would be a BIG deal and ALL over the internet. These are, I bet, just early shots of the MP for H2A or remakes of old maps with the H5 MP alpha engine. Because seriously... that's totally Midship and they just announced that it was one of the 'special chosen maps' for H2A and why would they remake it AGAIN for a game coming out next year??? That would be a lot of effort for something 1 year apart...
That makes a lot more sense than anything else that's being implied on this page.
Commented on 2014-08-13 01:50:41 In reply to Kethmach
Posted by Kethmach
I don't think any of these are 'Halo 5', beta or otherwise. I think these are shots from the Master Chief Collection (H2) and that's Midship and another map. Firstly because... that's Midship. And secondly, if that was Halo5 shots- it would be a BIG deal and ALL over the internet. These are, I bet, just early shots of the MP for H2A or remakes of old maps with the H5 MP alpha engine. Because seriously... that's totally Midship and they just announced that it was one of the 'special chosen maps' for H2A and why would they remake it AGAIN for a game coming out next year??? That would be a lot of effort for something 1 year apart...
This is one of the 7 maps that will be in the Halo 5 beta. Understand that the game doesn't actually come out until late NEXT YEAR. This is a true beta in the sense that they are working on it while we test it...not like Destiny where the game comes out a month after the beta is done. Right now the game is in early ALPHA stage and already the game's lighting and shadows look crazy good. It will only get better from here.
Commented on 2014-08-13 01:55:19 In reply to Kethmach
Posted by Kethmach
I don't think any of these are 'Halo 5', beta or otherwise. I think these are shots from the Master Chief Collection (H2) and that's Midship and another map. Firstly because... that's Midship. And secondly, if that was Halo5 shots- it would be a BIG deal and ALL over the internet. These are, I bet, just early shots of the MP for H2A or remakes of old maps with the H5 MP alpha engine. Because seriously... that's totally Midship and they just announced that it was one of the 'special chosen maps' for H2A and why would they remake it AGAIN for a game coming out next year??? That would be a lot of effort for something 1 year apart...
Actually, I just watched the Multiplayer Beta trailer and it actually does look that bad.

(I would've edited my previous comment but I can't)
Commented on 2014-08-18 01:28:36 In reply to theshape31
You do know these are work I progress
Commented on 2014-12-20 02:08:50
Graphically, one cannot help but be disappointed by the visuals. The media has done a scandalous job of padding how underpowered the box was and the results are no longer deniable. This is last-gen tech all over again in high res. Halo is not the only victim though, FH2 and FM5 suffer the same fate.

I think the way Microsoft chose to reveal this game speaks volumes as well. They are not releasing hype trailers and instead focus on what sells, Halo MP.

Perhaps it's a good thing, if you have limited power resources and can't compete on the visuals then you can start focusing on gameplay and fun.

That said, I don't doubt it will be visually beautiful, and somwhere somehow it's all that matters.
Commented on 2014-12-20 06:27:05 In reply to MordeaniisChaos
Posted by MordeaniisChaos
Stop this shit. Seriously, any time anyone says "LOOKS LIKE LAST GEN" they look like a complete moron. You know it's not true, we know it's not true. Stop it.
Also they are targeting 1080p and the MP at least will run at 60, so given that I think it looks fine, especially considering the game itself will have way more going on in it. The textures and shaders are nice looking even if there isn't much going on.
I think a Midship remake is a bad map to judge visuals on anyway, it's a weird looking map that doesn't look great in empty ass screenshots.
Targeting 1080p, but this is 720p. 1080/60 ain't happening, you can count on that one

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