Halo The Master Chief Collection Comes to Xbox Series X November 17th
Xbox announced this morning that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be coming to the next generation via the Xbox Series X|S. The game has been retooled to work from the ground up on Xbox Series X, being fully optimized.
The game will feature 120 FPS (Frames Per Second) in both Campaign and Multiplayer scenarios. On top of that, improvements are being made to the Split Screen Experience, allowing even 4K support on Split Screen on the Series X, not the Series S however. Players who already own the game will receive the next gen version for free thanks to Smart Delivery, and subscribers to Xbox Game Pass will be able to play the game on Xbox Series X|S as well as any xCloud supported device on November 17th as well.
The Master Chief Collection contains six of the mainline Halo games; Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo: Reach. Both Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 feature original and anniversary editions, and all of Halo 4's Spartan Ops are also included in the game. In the recent month ODST's critically acclaimed Firefight mode has also been added to the game, adding more tools and rule sets for the online community to use during custom games.
In the recent year The Master Chief Collection has also adopted seasonal events, currently offering players a chance to earn cosmetics for their multiplayer avatar, such as visor colors, weapon skins, clan tags, and more. Currently the game is in season 3 of it's seasonal offerings which features cosmetics centered around Halo: ODST and it's firefight mode. The game boast a seasonal challenge event which gives players more opportunities to level up their seasonal rank without having to grind multiplayer matches.
Halo The Master Chief Collection launched back in November of 2014, and the game was in a awful state, with online matchmaking issues, unfinished campaign assets, glitches and bugs, the game was critically panned and was considered unplayable during it's launch week. The team at 343 Industries never gave up, and as time went on continued to update and fix the game, adding both ODST and Reach at a later point. This continued support won back fans and to this day Halo The Master Chief Collection is considered to be one of the best games available on Xbox platforms; currently making it's way onto PC Platforms as well with the recent release of ODST and plans for Halo 4 FlightTesting later this week.
Halo Infinite may have been delayed to sometime next year, but Halo fans will still have something to look forward to this holiday season when Halo: The Master Chief Collection makes it's way to Xbox Series X|S, along with the next generation of gaming. For more on Halo, be sure to check back at My Xbox And Me.