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Time To Relive The Journey Through Halo: Master Chief Collection
Every Halo fan, including me, was excited when Microsoft officially announced Halo: Master Chief Collection during the E3 Press Conference. Now that more details regarding the collection are revealed, the long unbearable wait begins.
Set to include Halo: Combat Evolved to Halo 4; the collection will include totally revamped visuals of all the games. Halo 2 will be getting the Anniversary treatment just like Combat Evolved did back in 2011.
To appreciate how much effort the developers put into the game in recreating the visuals, there will be an option to switch on the fly between the classic visuals from the original games or the new remastered ones of Master Chief Collection.
Unlike the Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, where the game faded out for a while before we could see the graphical change, the visual switch will be smooth thanks to the power of Xbox One cloud.
One new addition which has me excited are the holo terminals added to Halo 2. Interacting with these terminals will give players hints regarding the story of the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians. The cinematics have also been modified to link them to Halo 5.
Multiplayer mode of the game will, however, not feature these new visuals except for six maps of Halo 2. Multiplayer mode of all four games will be running on their own unique engines to give the true authentic feeling of 100 iconic maps.
Everything from the visuals to the sounds and cinematics have been remastered for all 4 games, even the Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition. Halo 3 and Halo 4 have been upscaled to 1080 and will now be running at 60fps.
All the missions from all four Halo games will be unlocked from the get go so fans can enjoy some of their favorite parts without having to go through the whole campaign, although I would personally prefer to relive Master Chief’s journey from the start before the launch of Halo 5.
Halo: Master Chief Collection will be released on 11th November, and the four games will ship with the Halo Nightfall series produced by Ridley Scott. The series will give players its first look at Agent Locke, the other Spartan on the cover image of Halo 5: Guardians.