Some people think nothing good happens after 2AM. That is, unless you’re a diehard Xbox fan awaiting a potentially huge announcement from Microsoft, which the company delivered in the form of a new Halo for Xbox One. Titled Halo 5: Guardians, the latest entry in the popular first-person shooting series once again pits Master Chief against evil and presumably alien forces. Details are few, but we scraped what we could from the Internet to let you know what to expect from this exciting title. 

343 Industries will develop Halo 5 

You know these talented designers from Halo 4. We think quite highly of that game, and expect nothing short of greatness from Halo 5: Guardians.

Halo 5 features a new Spartan or extreme makeover for Master Chief 

Early box art showcases a sexy-looking Spartan standing over the Master Chief we know and love. Is this a brand-new Halo character, or did Master Chief trade in his Spartan armor for a shiny new model? For now, this is the biggest mystery surrounding the game. 

Halo 5 runs at 60 frames per second on dedicated servers

In layman’s terms, you should expect lightning fast speed unlike anything you’ve experienced in previous Halo games. Think Call of Duty quick. 

Halo 5 is bigger than Halo 4

How large remains to be seen, but 343 Industries mentioned dreaming about this sort of scale for more than a decade. Is Halo 5 an open world game like Grand Theft Auto 5? That’s up for debate.

Halo 5 runs on a powerful new engine

Barring a surprise partnership with Epic and that company’s Unreal Engine, it appears 343 Industries built a next-generation engine from the ground up specifically for Halo 5: Guardians that takes advantage of Xbox One’s ecosystem.

That said, Halo 5 will include elements from previous Halo games

Despite numerous features, 343 Industries knows its roots. Expect to see previous ideas used in Halo 4 to appear in Halo 5.

Halo 5 will come out Fall 2015

Yes, more than a full year away. Start crossing off the days.

New Halo 5 details during Microsoft’s E3 press conference 

Make sure you’re able to watch the keynote the morning of June 9th. 

Master Chief winds up in a desert environment

Below is the Halo 5 teaser, which shows Master Chief wandering through a desert when all of a sudden, a giant creature erupts from the ground. Is this one of the Guardians? Why is Master Chief in rags? So many questions.