‘Halo’ News And Update: ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Reality TV Series Coming Soon!

By Minnow Blythe, Parent Herald December 01, 05:57 pm
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15: Microsoft Vice President and head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross introduces 'Halo 5 Guardians' during the Microsoft Xbox E3 press conference at the Galen Center on June 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Microsoft press conference is held in conjunction with the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) which focuses on gaming systems and interactive entertainment, featuring introductions to new products and technologies.

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A reality TV series focusing on "Halo 5: Guardians" is currently in the works. The "Halo 5: Guardians" reality TV series will show more of the e-Sports aspect of Microsoft's exclusive sci-fi first-person shooter video game.

Variety reports that a reality-competition e-Sports TV series about "Halo 5: Guardians" is currently in development. The upcoming reality TV series is being developed by Microsoft's 343 Industries with TV production company, Pilgrim Media Group.

This is the first of many e-Sports entertainment and content made available through TV and other digital platforms. The initiative for the reality-competition e-Sports TV series based on "Halo 5: Guardians" is the result of the joint initiative of Pilgrim Media Group, Lionsgate, and video game league ESL.

The "Halo 5: Guardians" reality TV series is in its initial stage. No release dates or information about TV or digital distributions have been shared to the media.

"Halo 5: Guardians" is the latest of the "Halo" franchise that is worth around $5 billion dollars worldwide. E-Sports makes up most of the fan base of "Halo 5: Guardians". Events like "Halo" World Championship and the "Halo" Championship Series, where top teams all over the world compete with each other weekly.

According to a research by NewZoo, e-Sports is projected to generate at least $493 million dollars in 2016 and is growing to a $1.1 billion dollar in terms of revenue by 2019. NewZoo also predicts that the number of e-Sports fans will grow from 148 million this year to 345 million by 2019.

It is no wonder that many companies are riding on the popularity of e-Sports. Turner and WME-IMG teamed up to form ELeague. Amazon jumped on the e-Sports bandwagon by buying video-game internet broadcaster Twitch and when you talk about e-Sports, Blizzard Entertainment and its widely-popular e-Sports competitions centered on their video games like "Overwatch", "Hearthstone", "World Of Warcraft", and many more titles should not be missed.

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