Xbox has announced plans to fly the world’s largest aerial video screen over Sydney, as one of Australia’s biggest Halo fans gives locals the first look at the highly-anticipated videogame.

The 20,000 square foot screen – the biggest of its kind in history – will take to the skies from approximately 8pm on Monday 26th October (AEST), making its way from the northern suburbs of Sydney and heading south down the eastern beaches, from Curl Curl to Coogee and back.

Visible from over three kilometres away, Sydneysiders will witness the first ten minutes of campaign gameplay from approximately 8:45pm (AEST), as one lucky Australian becomes the first fan globally to play the game ahead of launch from a helicopter flying alongside the mammoth screen, over 2,000 feet above the iconic Bondi Beach.

Jeremy Hinton, Business Group Lead for Interactive Entertainment at Microsoft in Australia said: “Halo 5: Guardians headlines the greatest games line-up in Xbox history, and we are incredibly excited to celebrate its launch with our fans in such a unique way. Be sure to look to the skies this Monday evening to witness history being made.”

My Take
Halo 5 is a massive and great game and as most people know the Xbox One is suffering a little in the sales department compared to rival PS4. This appears to be one massive stunt to push sales and get people pumped. Is it too far? Well as long as the chopper doesn't crash, no one is getting hurt so I see no foul. However, is this really what the Xbox needs? Maybe I'm just jealous that it's not me playing on a 20,000 square foot television screen. I'll share some coverage after the massive advertising stunt is over.
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