Microsoft Launches Highly-anticipated Halo 5 For Xbox Gaming Consoles

Microsoft Corp. released the latest installment in its $4.6 billion "Halo" franchise on Tuesday, "Halo 5: Guardians." Microsoft celebrated the launch of the game with a live 6-hour broadcast on Alphabet Inc.'s YouTube Gaming on Monday night. The game, which cost $59.99, is available worldwide and at Microsoft's more than 110 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Shares of Microsoft were up more than 2% in early trade on Tuesday, and up 16% in the year to date. The S&P is up 0.2% in the year.

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