'Halo 5: Guardians' Opening Cinematic features Fireteam Osiris, Jameson Locke, Edward Buck

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Microsoft recently released the Halo 5 Opening Cinematic, featuring Jameson Locke and his teamcalled Fireteam Osirisas they receive UNSC orders to recover a high value target.

The video showed Locke and his Fireteam Osiris jump down to take on a mission facing the hostile Covenant and Promethean forces. Mike Colter plays Jameson Locke, and he is joined by Nathan Fillion playing the character of Edward Buck from Halo 3: ODST.

In other news, 343 Industries revealed the principles behind the game characters’ Heads Up Design (HUD). The two people in-charge of the game feature are Eric Will and Jeff Christy, who designed and developed the game’s HUD.

“The color for the HUDs are representational of some visual aspect of the character,” said Will. “Sometimes inspired by the tint of their visor, and sometimes from the paint scheme of their armor. We try to capture some aspect of the design to help the player “feel” like they are in the corresponding suit.”

One thing new in the HUD design is the addition of a chromatic aberration. Will explained the principle behind the addition of such design.

“I think the addition of chromatic aberration helps to reinforce that the HUD is a synthetic injection on top of what you see in the world,” he said. “It’s a digital construct and subject to light-bending and distortion the further in to the periphery you get on the visor. It helps support the fiction of the technology and it also helps the HUD to not get lost in the action visually.”

The Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle will be available for most parts of the world on October 20, and on October 22 for the Japanese market, for $499.99. The copy of Halo 5: Guardians that will come with the bundle will be available for download as early as October 26, a day ahead of the game’s official public release.

Halo 5: Guardians gets released exclusively for the Xbox One on October 27.