Halo: The Master Chief Collection Available for Download Now!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gone Gold and is available for Pre-Order and Pre-Loading on Xbox One now!

Buy Halo: The Master Chief Collection Digital Version and begin pre-loading today and comes with Boom Skull for Halo 2 Anniversary’s Campaign (via Xbox Marketplace or Microsoft Store). Pre-order Bonus skulls are timed exclusive DLC and will be available to everyone eventually. https://store.xbox.com/en-CA/Xbox-One/Games/Halo-The-Master-Chief-Collection-with-Pre-Purchase-Bonus-Boom-Skull/faa8fe34-7592-461d-8d0f-f26c10f2a3fe?

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be released on November 11 for the majority of our fans around world!

There are still a few countries that will see a slight delay due to public holidays. In Europe, Belgium will release on November 12 and France will release on November 14 as part of their typical Friday release schedule. Our fans in Japan will see a release of November 13. Given the social aspects of the experience, we were really happy to get it as close to a simultaneous worldwide release as possible so that we can all celebrate on November 11 and start playing together.

This is literally going to be the biggest Halo experience so far

That is to say, the sheer size and scope of the content. To recap, Halo: The Master Chief Collection contains four complete Halo games, every multiplayer map ever released (including DLC from console and PC) across each game, a complete remaster of Halo 2 with all-new audio and Blur’s mind-blowing cinematics, and all of this is tied together with (and enhanced by) a revolutionary user interface.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Digital Pre-Load

From the start, our philosophy has been to give Halo fans the best possible experience and not compromise the quality or features of the collection. The result is that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will take up almost all of the usable space of a single Blu-ray (45 GB), and we will also issue a content update at launch that is estimated to be 20 GB. You’ll be able to start playing Campaign and more as the content is installing, with some features and multiplayer content being added via the update. Yes, the update is large, but we weren’t about to cut corners to save disc space. This ensures that you are getting every bit of Halo goodness we can fit in. Our work is not done, however, as we continue to tune, tweak and optimize the online experience to ensure a smooth multiplayer launch. This will continue right up until launch day.

One caveat we wanted to share is that Spartan Ops, our episodic co-op experience from Halo 4, will now release in December. In the meantime, we’re making some technical enhancements to that experience to make sure it’s smoother and even better than before. All ten episodes will be available at the same time, so we’re working to make an event out of it with our Community teams.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Leaderboard, Campaign Scoring, Speedrunning Features!

Senior Game Designer Max Szlagor guides you through some of the new Campaign Leaderboard, Rival, and Speedrunning features in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We also get to see Halo 4 running on the Xbox One at 1080p and 60fps for the first time!

A unified campaign scoring and medal system has been added to every game within the Master Chief Collection. Now with the user interface you will be able to check all 401 achievements, totaling 4000 gamerscore, and launch yourself directly into the appropriate place to unlock the achievement. You will also be able to set other players as your Rival and see how you stack against them in campaign scoring and speed running times for each mission.

New Halo 2 Anniversary and Halo 2 Classic Gameplay!

IGN released more Halo 2 Anniversary and Halo 2 Classic gameplay from Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This video also shows the Hornet in Halo 2 Anniversary can indeed fire rockets!

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New Halo 2 Anniversary Campaign Cinematics!

IGN just announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be the IGN First game for the month of October. They’ll be revealing footage of all 4 games within the collection and revealing the 6th and last remastered map for Halo 2 Anniversary – which is rumoured to be Warlock. IGN’s coverage will begin on October 6th with content every weekday and on Oct 22nd they will have a livestream with Halo 2’s original multiplayer lead designer Max Hoberman.

Along with this announcement IGN posted a trailer which had a few seconds of new remastered cinematics for Halo 2 Anniversary.

Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematics

We get to briefly see Sergeant Johnson delivering the scorpion tank during the Metropolis mission, followed by Tartarus using his Fist of Rukt gravity hammer to capture 343 Guilty Spark after Arby killed the Heretic, and then finally Master Chief running outside of the temple after killing the Prophet of Regret as a Covenant fleet fires upon the temple.

Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematics

Now Blur Studios is in charge of remastering Halo 2 Anniversary’s cinematics for the Master Chief Collection. The remastered cinematics won’t be a 1 for 1 recreation of the originals but that’s because Blur has added their own tiny spin to them and they’ve been extended bringing the total length of the cutscenes to around 1 hour. There will also be brand-new prologue and epilogue cutscenes that will act as bookends and these will provide some details and story elements for Halo 5: Guardians.

Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematics

Blur Studio has worked with Halo in the past, producing Halo 4’s Scanned Trailer and the cinematics for Halo Wars.

Now when you pick up Halo: The Master Chief Collection and go to play Halo 2 Anniversary’s Campaign you will have to make a choice of which cinematics you want to experience – original or remastered – so choose wisely as you won’t be able to switch between them on the fly like you can with the graphics and sound.

Source: http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/10/03/the-ign-first-game-for-october-ishalo-the-master-chief-collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Halo 3 Campaign Demo 1080p!

Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer at 343 Industries sat down and discussed the improvements to the graphics in Halo 3 and Halo 4 in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The Master Chief Collection brings the entire Master Chief storyline to the Xbox One and slight improvements have been made to Halo 3 and Halo 4 to get them to run at 1080p and 60 frames-per-second.

Halo 2 Anniversary – Remastered Zanzibar and Gungoose Gameplay!

Check out the gameplay reveal of the remastered Zanzibar for Halo 2 Anniversary. We also have our first glimpse of the highly anticipated Gungoose, a new mongoose with guns!

Halo 2 Anniversary Gungoose

343 Industries also released eight new screenshots for the remastered Zanzibar.

E3 2014: Halo Master Chief Collection, Halo 5 Beta, & Halo 2 Anniversary Details!

343 Industries announces Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One this November with Halo 5 Multiplayer Beta in December. Included in this collection are re-vamped versions of Halo 1-4 with Halo 2 getting the anniversary treatment.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Includes:

  • Halo CE Anniversary
  • Halo 2 Anniversary
  • Halo 3
  • Halo 4
  • Halo Nightfall (Digital Series by Ridley Scott)
  • Access to Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta (December 27th, 2014 – January 22)

The collection features a single unified interfaced, to give you seamless access to all 4 games, everything will be unlocked from the start, Spartan ops is included, forge will be available for Halo 2, 3 and 4. Yes bringing forge to Halo 2 for the first time. There will also be a feature for custom playlists so you can pick and choose campaign missions from all 4 games and play them in the order you choose.

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Halo 2 will be getting the full anniversary treatment, featuring the ability to revert back to its original graphics by a touch of a button.

In Halo 2 Anniversary We’ll be able to uncover Halo 5 Guardians story elements with extended cut scenes, hidden terminal videos, and utilize all new skulls to experience the campaign in a whole new way.

All of the original 25 multiplayer maps from Halo 2 are included. Play on fan favorites including Ivory Tower, Ascension, and Lockout, plus 6 completely re-imagined maps.

The collection will have over 100 multiplayer maps, every map from Halo 1 through 4 – only excluding the extra PC maps Edit: PC exlcusive maps for Halo CE and Halo 2 have now been included. Each game will run at 1080p, 60 frames per second, and have dedicated servers. And each game will have its original multiplayer engine – including Halo 2 just as it shipped 10 years ago – button glitches and all.

And for you achievement hunters, the collection will have 4000 gamescore for you to unlock!

 

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Trailer – E3 2014

Halo 5: Guardians Beta Trailer shown at E3 2014. Halo 5 Beta will take place in December 2014 and is part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer Gameplay Teaser – E3 2014

First look at Halo 2 Anniversary Multiplayer gameplay at E3! Halo 2 Anniversary is part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to Xbox One November 11th 2014!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Trailer – E3 2014

The trailer shown at E3 2014 for Halo: The Master Chief Collection which is coming to Xbox One November 11th 2014 for $59.99