By GrimBrother One -
How do you do, fellow kids? We’re back in action, freshly-Fourthed, and ready for a quick catch up on Halo happenstance. Let’s get started, shall we?
SMALL SCREENS, BIG SCENES
The most obvious big news to drop over the past week or so is that Showtime and Amblin Entertainment have announced a brand-new television series based on the Halo universe.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and written by Kyle Killen (Mind Games, Awake), the Halo television series will open with a ten-episode season that will showcase our favorite science fiction franchise in new and exciting ways.
The TV show is scheduled to enter production next year, and our teams are collaborating and engaging daily to build a show worthy of your attention and devotion. We can’t wait to share more, and you can be sure that we’ll be right there to bring you an inside look into the creation of this new Halo experience as the appropriate time draws closer.
For a bit of additional context, our own Kiki Wolfkill weighed in on the announcement last week on Waypoint.
The MCC Insider program continues to ramp up, with the third flight beginning to roll out this week. This latest iteration includes the full MCC experience (minus the ODST campaign) and will soon be arriving on the hard drives of all MCC Insider participants.
This truly has been – and continues to be – a herculean effort by the team, and we can’t thank everyone in the community enough for their passion and participation as the project continues.
If you’re interested in all the latest nitty-gritty details, make sure you check out MCC Development Update #5, which goes over roll-out, playlist plans, a brand-new edition of “The Scoop,” and much more.
HCS New Orleans by MLG is coming up next weekend! July 13-15, Halo teams from around the globe will head to the Big Easy to compete for a cool $250,000 in the first live event of the 2018 season. Yours truly will be there tag-teaming our community efforts with my man Unyshek, all while taking advantage of the locale to try and break records for gumbo consumption. If you’re at the event and see us, make sure to say hello! Especially if you’re bringing me gumbo.
The HCS team also published an Oddball and CTF Refuge Update blog this week, deep diving into match statistics and context for the most recent additions to the competitive Halo 5 experience.
This weekend also marks the final 2k tournament that teams can take part in to improve their seeding for the New Orleans event. If you’re looking to jump into the action with your own squad, hit the links below for your respective region.
If you’re just wanting to check out the action online, keep tuned in to @HCS on Twitter, where we’ll be sharing top streams showcasing the tournaments.
This Sunday on July 8, MS Store locations all across the land will be hosting their next Halo 5 grassroots tournament, this time with lone-wolf-warriors on display in FFA action. Be sure to visit smash.gg/mrshalo to register for free and find more info on future MS Store Halo events. Plus, participants become eligible to receive the Word of Mouth Battle Rifle skin for Halo 5!
And now, on to Postums for an update and recap on the HWCL Season 1 Invitational.