Ever since Halo: Combat Evolved, was released 13 years ago, Microsoft’s interest in extrapolating the franchise has been immutable. That being said, there can be no Xbox without the Halo franchise which is exactly the reason why Bonnie Ross, General Manager of 343 industries and Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer at 343 industries released several announcements that will surely give Xbox One players a jolt in their seats. Firstly, Halo 5: Guardians, will be the next installment in the legendary saga of the Master Chief, and will be launching on the Xbox One console in the fall of 2015.
However, both individuals also revealed sparkling pieces of information. On the November 11th, 2014, Halo: Master Chief Collection is going to be released and will feature elements taken from Halo: Combat Evolved to Halo 4, which will result in a slobber knocker of a title for Xbox One console fans. When talking about different elements, in simple terms, what that means is that this title will feature a single unified interface which has everything unlocked in one interface. This will include the following:
- Custom playlists
- Players creating their own playlists
- Combine different gameplay elements and combine them together
That’s not all, Halo: Master Chief Collection’s multiplayer segment will feature six iconic multiplayer maps which will be taken from Halo 2 (as part of Halo 2’s 10 year anniversary) and constructed ground up on Xbox One’s breathtaking graphics engine. Furthermore, it will also feature 100 multi player maps taken from Halo 1-4, and best of all; all of them will be running at the 1080p resolution and that too at 60 fps on dedicated servers. For achievements, gamers will be presented with 4000 gamer scores, which happens to be a very large amount of multiplayer hours required.
However, perhaps the biggest perk of the title being released on November 11th is the Halo 5 guardian beta, which will feature a whole new gaming mode, allowing players to experience first hand on what the next title being officially released in 2015 will feature.