View Full Version : Halo: The Master Chief Collection' coming to Xbox One this year, collects 'Halos 1-4'

05-17-2014, 02:49 PM
Maybe Sony should release Killzone HD Collection for PS4 as well. :lol:


Master Chief is getting a facelift with an HD collection of his exploits. We've learned that Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4 are being collected in a Master Chief-focused HD remaster coming from Microsoft. Our sources say that the set will zero in on Halo's most famous soldier to refresh audience's memories ahead of Halo 5: Guardians' release, so curiosities like Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach likely won't be a part of the package. The game's developer is unknown at this point, but considering that Saber Interactive handled Combat Evolved Anniversary and is also working on an unannounced Xbox One project, the team is a likely suspect. Also unclear are plans for digital distribution, resolution and frame-rate (Microsoft bragged that that the next Halo will run at a "blistering" 60fps), piecemeal releases, or if the games will surface on other platforms as well (PC, anyone?).

Microsoft has gone on record saying that it would love to have Halo release more than once every three years. It's used different developers to fill that task since, but we're still pushing two years since Halo 4 launched. To commemorate the first game's 10th birthday, Microsoft released Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for the Xbox 360, which served as a stop-gap for the 343 Industries-developed Halo 4; there's precedent for this sort of thing. This remake makes a lot of sense for Redmond for a couple of different reasons: it satisfies the more-frequent release desire and it helps fans get caught up on the story. It also gives them the chance to re-experience some of the best console shooters with better looks and sound -- everyone wins!

We reached out for official word from Microsoft and are waiting to hear back, but we're not expecting much beyond the usual, "We don't comment on rumors or speculation."


05-17-2014, 03:18 PM
Cool, it's been along time since I played the first and would like a refresh. This is much better then just Halo 2 Anniversary!

05-17-2014, 03:49 PM
I would play them again if they showed up on PC but I really don't think this will happen. Halo is kept as close to console only anymore.

05-18-2014, 05:03 PM
I would play them again if they showed up on PC but I really don't think this will happen. Halo is kept as close to console only anymore.

Ya, if it does come to PC, it would be like Halo and Halo 2 Vista, and be several years after the initial release.

This is all still a rumor though and nothing has been confirmed by 343i.

It will be interesting to see if it is just Halo 2 Anniversary or the full on War Chest/Master Chief collection and what kind of multiplayer, if any, component it will have.

05-19-2014, 08:36 AM
Thats definitly a good value propostion.

Though i thought Halo Reach was one of the good ones? Shame that its out.

With that said, Halo reach was the only one i tried and i couldnt get into the series at all. But, as i said, this is a good value propostion for those that like it.

Rubeus, if Sony wanted to counter this, i think an Uncharted collection would be more fitting. Best of all is if they just moved on to new projects. These port/HD port things are wasting resources.

Sinful Sam
05-21-2014, 03:26 AM
Didn't they remade the first Halo game not too long ago? A remake of the whole series would make fans happy I suppose.

05-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Looks like the bosses absolutely hate the leakers. :P

Halo boss on insider leaks -- "It's annoying"

When details about in-development projects leak out ahead of schedule, it's a headache not only for developers and publishers, but also fans, Halo franchise director Frank O'Connor says. In a post on NeoGAF (via MP1ST), O'Connor did not hold back when addressing leakers.

"Breaking embargoes is not prophesy. Nor does it require any particular skill or insight. Ultimately [leakers are] taking or being given information and leaking it, illegally and often erroneously," O'Connor said. "People, including nice people with kids and families and stuff, work super hard on this stuff and wake up in the morning to find some of their effort blown up."

"It's not fun, and for what? So you can have a mildly interesting surprise 8 hours early and lacking context? Or get hyped or disappointed disproportionately? Or get someone fired or someone innocent yelled at? Ok. But it isn't prophecy, nor ultimately even important. It's annoying," he added.

O'Connor's comments come just days after an Xbox One bundle called the Halo: Master Chief Edition was revealed. Microsoft has not commented on this bundle, which will reportedly include remastered versions of Halo 1-4. In addition, an anonymous NeoGAF poster in January claimed that Halo 5 would be released in 2015, and that Microsoft would offer a special Titanfall Xbox One bundle and a $399 Xbox One model in 2014. All of these rumors have since proven to be accurate.

On Friday, Microsoft officially announced Halo 5: Guardians for 2015, but teased that the start of your "journey" will begin in 2014. Microsoft is expected to make more Halo-related announcements at E3 2014 next month.