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