E3 2014: Halo is Coming to Xbox OneJune 12, 2014
If you were looking for a really good reason to get your hands on the Xbox One, Microsoft just gave you one…
Phil Spencer announced at E3 that Microsoft will be releasing an Xbox One version of Halo titled Halo: The Master Chief Collection at the end of the year.
All the main games in the Halo series will be recoded to run on the current-gen console and in addition to the original versions of the games being available, the Master Chief Collection will also include a brand new, visually-upgraded version of Halo 2 and access to a live-action TV series created by Ridley Scott titled Halo: Nightfall. For gamers, this isn’t only a serious incentive to buy the Xbox. For one, it’s the gaming equivalent of hitting the jackpot at an online casino as Halo is one of the Xbox’s core titles, and it’s plausible that this is a reason why the console is still so popular today.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is set to hit the shelves on November 11th and gamers who purchase the title are also promised beta access for the multiplayer version of the upcoming Halo 5 that’s set for release in late 2015. The entire collection is delivered on a single Blu-Ray disc, and developer 343 Studios has confirmed that the games will run at 60 frames-per-second in both single-player and co-op missions. Gamers will also be able to play custom matches from any mode or game and the transition from maps to modes will be completely seamless.
The collection will also feature original co-op, multiplayer and campaign modes, giving gamers access to over 100 multiplayer maps on which to fight. Creative Director Frank O’Conner says;
[blockquote]“…it will allow you to select any of the levels of any of the games in any difficulty setting in single player or co-op modes.”[/blockquote]
So it’s clear that Microsoft is pulling out all the stops and combining the best features of the franchise into one current-gen game.
Pre-sales of Halo: The Master Chief Collection have already hit the number 1 spot on the Amazon video game sales chart, and it looks like it’s going to be a killer title when its released in five months time.