Halo 5: Guardians is just one month away from its launch on the Xbox One on October 27. Tonight, Microsoft debuted a new live-action TV commercial for the sci-fi shooter, which claims the lead character in the series, Master Chief, died in battle.

The ad depicts that the news of Master Chief's death is being broadcast to all humans by the military, and it shows that the Spartan soldier was held above all others by the general public. Of course, Microsoft and developer 343 Industries wouldn't really kill Master Chief, much less reveal that twist in Halo 5 a month before the game is released . . . would they?

We will likely see more commercials for Halo 5: Guardians before the game is launched. In the meantime, do you think Microsoft would kill Master Chief, the face of the Halo franchise? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Xbox (YouTube)