Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be getting fixed and (also) enhanced for Xbox One X Spring 2018!
Halo MCC Fixed and Xbox One X Enhanced!
UPDATE (5/27): 343 has stated that the “May 29th” release date for Halo 3: ODST, that appeared on the Xbox Store, was a placeholder. They’re currently in the final testing phase.
“A placeholder release date for the ODST campaign for Halo: The Master Chief Collection was inadvertently listed on the Xbox Store. We continue final testing and will make an official announcement once our release date is determined, and apologize for any confusion.”
ORIGNAL STORY (5/26)
Halo 3: ODST for Halo: The Master Chief Collection has surfaced in the Xbox Store! 8.1GB in size and releases May 29th! The posting has since been removed. I assume the remastered multiplayer map Remnant (Relic) for Halo 2 Anniversary will also arrive the same day.
Halo 3: ODST’s campaign (not including firefight) is coming to Xbox One and will run at 1080p and 60 fps. Those who played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between launch and December 19th 2014 will receive it for free as compensation for the game’s launch troubles. There is currently no word if this DLC will be available for purchase separately at this time.
First look at Halo 3: ODST on Xbox One for Halo: The Master Chief Collection & more Halo 2 Anniversary Relic Screenshots!
Halo 3: ODST’s Campaign will be free for those who played Halo MCC before December 19th 2014. The remastered map Relic for Halo 2 Anniversary will be free for all players. Both are set to release sometime this Spring 2015 – date TBA.
No word at this time if Halo 3: ODST’s Campaign will be available for purchase for those who didn’t play during the compensation eligibility period.
343 Industries has released the long awaited content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Multiplayer is working better than ever! It’s 690MB in size and focuses on matchmaking, party stability, and title-specific improvements. Essentially, this CU is targeting to the core system and how multiplayer functions.
The content update notes are as follows
For HALO 2
They’ve also added motion backgrounds that show of moments from the 4 campaigns while you briefly search for a match – Which is a really cool touch!
To those who played Halo MCC online since launch, Nov 11th 2014 and through December 19th 2014 you will receive the following for free as compensation
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Halo 3 ODST’s Campaign and the remastered map Relic are currently in development and are set for a spring 2015 release. 343 have stated it is just the campaign for ODST and they have no current plans to include firefight.
The remastered Halo 2 Anniversary map Relic will available to all users regardless of eligibility.
The 1 month of Xbox Live gold will be delivered to your account as early as mid-January 2015. The exclusive in-game nameplate and avatar will be available in an upcoming content update this December 2014. 343 stated the avatar and nameplate will not be available to additional users in the future. They also do not have any details at this time if they plan to have ODST’s Campaign available for purchase in the future.
In Halo 2 Anniversary you can earn an achievement called BLASTacular by finding all 6 hidden BLAST Soda Cans in the remastered multiplayer maps. Shooting each Blast Soda Can will grant you an achievement and an multiplayer emblem. Halo 2 Anniversary is part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.
At Halo Fest 2014 they revealed gameplay for Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta! The Halo 5 Beta will be available to those who pick up a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will run from Dec. 29, 2014 through Jan. 18, 2015.
Here’s a Halo 5: Guardians Multilayer Beta ViDoc they aired
Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Gameplay
Slayer on the map Truth, the remastered Midship for Halo 5: Guardians
Slayer on the map Empire
Breakdown on the map Crossfire. Breakout is new gametype where 2 teams play best of 9 rounds where you have 1 life – first to 5 rounds wins
Halo 2 Anniversary Gungoose Gameplay on Bloodline the remastered Coagulation
New Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematic from the mission Outskirts was teased by IGN. Blur Studios has remastered all the cinematics for Halo 2 Anniversary for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
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?
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.
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.