To the guy earlier in the thread who implied Halo 4 had a good player base, lololololwut. That game died after a few weeks, as it should have.
Halo 5 is the biggest middle finger to Halo fans, they've taken all the awful things added to Halo since the original trilogy and used them as the basis for this game. It's a sick joke, and I find it impossible to not believe that Halo 5 will die off as quickly as Halo 4. It's petty and pointless, but at this point I fucking despise 343 and hope they go bankrupt.
I even have a quiet faith that Halo 5 won't sell as well as it should, which shouldn't even be much of a stretch considering Halo 4 didn't sell well at all relative to Halo 3. Either way, i find it mind boggling that some people who have loved Halo longer than I have still are excited for this game. Maybe I'm too cynical, but I really thought that after the 3rd awful Halo game post Halo 3, all the original fans had finally reached saturation point. It makes me genuinely sad to see people defending Halo 5 on this thread, and on other forums.
Regardless, I can't see the Halo 5 release being anything other than an even more devastating version of the atrocious Halo 4 hangover, except this time I get to put my feet up and watch you annoying optimistic types admit how incredibly wrong you were while I spend that money on a copy of fallout instead