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Microsoft has created Halo 5’s weapons from scratch for Xbox One

Microsoft-owned 343 Industries has made a revelation that should be exciting for fans of the Halo franchise to hear. The upcoming game from the series which will be released exclusively for the Xbox One, features weapon sounds that have been created from scratch by the developers.

In addition to a fresh soundtrack, Halo 5: Guardians will also ship with completely new weapon sounds which were required to be redone due to the advanced nature of the Xbox One console. This new machine from Microsoft allows a whopping thirty to forty characters to be present on the screen at the same time, as opposed to just about a handful with the Xbox 360.

Due to the large battlefields, there are tons of different sounds being heard during firefights. This required 343 Industries to come up with creative ways of keep the aural calamity in check. Since mixing so many sounds properly was already going to be a hard task, the makers decided to re-record the weapon sounds from scratch.

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As for how they have fared in doing so, the results don’t seem that pleasing. As an Engadget report has pointed out, the sounds are much less powerful and aggressive compared to Halo 4. This observation is of course based on the multiplayer beta of the game which took place last year.

There is perhaps a slight chance that 343 Industries has altered things a bit in the final version of the game. Let us now wait until the game is released on October 27 to find out if that’s true.

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Halo 5: Guardians will carry forward the series’ first-person shooter legacy with its single-player and multiplayer gameplay. It is expected to be one of the most successful games of this year, given the massive popularity that its predecessors enjoy.