Reach takes place in a futuristic science fiction setting; the year is 2552, shortly before the events of the video game Halo: Combat Evolved, and during the events of the novel Halo: The Fall of Reach. Humans, under the auspices of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC), have been waging a long war against a collective of alien races known as the Covenant. By the events of Reach, almost all of humanity's interstellar colonies have fallen. Reach itself is an Earth-like colony that serves as the UNSC's main military hub. The colony is home to over 700 million civilians in addition to the military presence.
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios.
Platform: Microsoft Windows & Xbox One.
Release: December 3.
Mode: Single-player & Multiplayer
Resistance is set in a post-apocalyptic 2028 Los Angeles. Players take on the role of Jacob Rivers, a soldier in the John Connor-led human resistance against Skynet's robotic killing machines. The game will have multiple possible endings.
Publisher: Reef Entertainment.
Platform: PlayStation 4, PC & Xbox One.
Release: December 10.