Halo fans is select cities will get the opportunity to have the ultimate fan experience as Xbox has announced Halo: Outpost Discovery. Xbox bills it as a way for fans to experience various facets of the venerable franchise in a new and immersive way.
According to John Friend, Head of Consumer Products – 343 Industries, “Halo: Outpost Discovery is a touring fan experience for all ages, that brings the Halo video game universe to life like never before. This weekend-long event lets you step into Halo’s vast and epic world, with enthralling themed attractions, interactive in-universe encounters, the latest playable game releases and so much more.”
The tour will begin in Summer of 2019 and will hit five major cities across the United States:
- July 5 – 7: Orlando
- July 19 – 21: Philadelphia
- August 2 – 4: Chicago
- August 16 – 18: Houston
- August 30 – September 1: Anaheim
Fans who attend Halo: Outpost Discovery will be able to get a look at a real Warthog, play against fellow gamers in a laser tag arena, and experience the Halo universe through VR. There will also be informational panels with the creators of Halo and special guests, so fans can learn more about their favorite franchise.
Halo has fallen out of the spotlight in recent times, and no longer commands the attention it did in the past. Having this tour where mega fans can come together and geek out over all things Halo is a smart move. Another important detail is that they are looking to make it friendly to gamers who are new to the series.
This might be the shot in the arm Halo needs as a new entry into the franchise was announced at last year’s E3. Only time will tell if this tour accomplishes what Xbox needs it to.