E3 2014: Halo fans rejoice, Master Chief Collection is real!

Halo- The Master Chief Collection Strengthens Halo 2 Anniversary Rumor

During Microsoft’s Xbox One press event, an angel from heaven miraculously appeared and said that her name was Bonnie Ross. Although we will have to wait until 2015 for Halo 5: Guardians, on November 11th, 2014 the Halo: Master Chief Collection will be released for the Xbox One.

This is going to be the ultimate collection of the Halo Saga, which includes Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4 all on one disc and under one unified interface. You may have noticed that Halo: Reach and ODST are missing from the list and that’s because those entries to the franchise are not tied to Master Chief directly, but rather expansions of the Halo universe. Adding to the awesomeness, Halo 2 will be getting the anniversary treatment — complete with a full graphical overhaul. The marketing of the new Halo 5: Guardians has been that this game is about the journey as much as it is a destination. The ‘Journey’ they are referring to is this bundle along with the television show nobody seems to care about.

What seemed to get the biggest reaction during the Halo portion of the show was the approach to multiplayer. Although they seemed to skim on some of the super in-depth details, we do know that each game’s multiplayer will be coming back to an army of dedicated servers. Every multiplayer map will be making its return for all of us Halo heads to wage digital war. The stage show featured a multiplayer match from Halo 2, where they said it would function just like it did at launch 10 years ago. Are we to assume that the BXR and noob combo will be making its return as well? Also, for all of the achievement hunters out there, it was also confirmed that the collection will ship with a 4000 GS bounty.


Amazing Fan-made image Halo Master Chief Collection

Personally, the Halo portion of Microsoft’s stage show made me the most excited. Being one of the biggest FPS multiplayer franchises and the face of Xbox makes it a lightning rod for both Internet love and hate. For those out there looking forward to this trip down memory lane let us know which multiplayer maps you are most excited about returning to in the comments below.

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