E3 2014: Halo Xbox One Compilation Puts Over 10 Years of Master Chief on a Single Disc


The headliner from Microsoft’s E3 2014 briefing was the unveiling of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One, a compilation of the four main, numbered franchise installments as well as some other sweet extras.

On a single disc, for the price of a single game ($59.99), The Master Chief Collection will contain Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 4, the Halo: Nightfall digital series produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, and access to the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta which will begin in December.

The Master Chief Collection is scheduled for arrival on November 11th to commemorate Halo 2‘s 10th anniversary. Likewise, the Halo 2 Anniversary edition will be the standout game of the set, featuring all-new prologue and epilogue sequences, remade cinematics, expanded narrative content delivered via story-expanding Terminals found throughout the game, customization Skulls, six multiplayer map remakes, and seamless, single-button swapping between the original graphics and the newly remastered engine.

Additionally, all games in the collection will benefit from the increased Xbox One horsepower by showcasing improved texture detail and lighting effects, running at 1080p and 60 frames per second. The original multiplayer components to all four games plus all previously released DLC–totaling over 100 maps!–will be included as well. Fortunately, a Master Menu UI will make accessing the content of four games from a single disc a fluid, intuitive experience.

That’s a whole lotta Halo, boys and girls.

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