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New Halo 5 concept art teases “prominent” new location

343 Industries has released new Halo 5 concept art that teases on of the prominent locations to feature in the Xbox One game.

In a post on Halo Waypoint, 343 Industries Executive Producer Josh Holmes released the concept art for the upcoming Halo game giving us a first look at one of the game’s locations.

The concept art is “an early exploration of a new location that feature prominently in a little game project we’re tinkering with”, teased Holmes.

The majority of the Halo Waypoint post was to highlight the staff changes that have occurred recently at 343 Industries, including the departure of Art Director Kenneth Scott.

He’s been replaced by Nicolas “Sparth” Bouvier, previously 343’s Lead Concept Artist and someone that has worked on the Halo series since the beginning.

The latest concept art is from Sparth himself, but we don’t get any more information than that from Holmes.

“This past year has been a time of great transition at 343 as we’ve moved our engine and team from Xbox 360 to Xbox One and begun building the next chapter in the Halo saga,” said Holmes. “We’re proud of what we accomplished with our first release in Halo 4 and now we’re focused on something much more transformative as we make the leap to the next generation of Xbox.”

The next Halo title was debuted at E3 and will definitely be released sometime this year. Although 343 has yet to confirm the official name for the next game, the Facebook page suggested it would be called Halo 5 after all.

There should be more Halo 5 news and content announced at E3, with Holmes suggesting more announcements are inbound.

“We showed a hint of what we have in store at E3 last year and we’re excited to share more in the not-to-distant future. Please be patient – we can’t wait to show you what we have in store.”

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