This file photo provided by Microsoft shows a scene from the “Halo” video game for the Xbox One. Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel “Halo 5: Guardians” for the Xbox One and a “Halo” television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015. Associated Press file photo

Microsoft announces big plans for the franchise as Master Chief makes the transition to the Xbox One platform.

Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year.

Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel “Halo 5: Guardians” for the Xbox One and a “Halo” television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015. The next entry in the sci-fi shooter series starring super-soldier Master Chief will… [Read more on Portland Press Herald]