They said our Halo journey will begin in 2014 and Microsoft delivered in a big way. Announced at Microsoft’s conference as they kicked off this year’s E3 is the biggest collection of the Xbox’s number one first-person shooter exclusive: Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Included in the collection is every major numerical Halo title, (Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4) all into a single disk, earn up to 4000G, and all for $59.99. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is gaming’s biggest bundle to date that serves as an introduction to Halo: 5 Guardians, not only in terms of establishing the entire story thus far, but by including an invitation to the Halo 5 multiplayer beta.
Long time Halo fans have spent an incomprehensible amount of time playing the campaign, going to Halo LAN parties, and logging on to Xbox Live for intense matches. With that said, the Halo: The Master Chief Collection isn’t just each game put into one disk; for the first time, experience everything from the story to the online multiplayer, all in 1080p running at 60 frames per second. Every DLC released for their respective titles will also be included, on top of a new user interface that allows players to play any Halo game in any order and in any difficulty.
I have long speculated that a Halo 2 Anniversary would have been announced, (though I definitely prefer the Collection instead) but that doesn’t mean that 343 just copy and pasted Halo 2. Shown during the conference was a live, Halo 2 multiplayer match on the remastered fan-favorite, Ascension; it was beautiful to say the least. In the wake of Halo CE: Anniversary, Halo 2 will also receive the HD treatment, including redone cinematics and six remastered multiplayer maps from the title. And just like Halo CE: Anniversary, you will be able to switch from the original Halo 2 engine to the shiny new one.
This is big. I mean, really big! Though it was rumored before the event took place, the actual announcement got my heart pumping and had my jaw on the ground. But my excitement aside, this is an incredible deal; so much content bundled into one disk, I hardly can imagine where to start! And with early access to the Halo 5 multiplayer beta coming in December, anyone would be hard-pressed to find a reason not to pick this collection up!
Halo: The Master Chief Collection will release on November 11th, 2014 exclusively on Xbox One.