As promised, a fine chunk of Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 press conference was solely dedicated to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 5: Guardians.
The first piece of announcement is related to Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta which is scheduled to kick off in December. Starting from Dec. 29, the multiplayer beta will feature 4 vs. 4 competitive matches and will run for whole three weeks, ending on Jan. 13, 2015.
It is being reported that the beta will feature small maps to encourage closed-quarter combat and will run at smooth 60 Frames per Second. Above, you will find a quick look at the game’s beta.
In case, you don’t know, in order to access the game’s beta, you must purchase Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Speaking of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross gave us the first-look at Halo 2: Anniversary’s single-player campaign running at 1080p/60FPS with the reveal of second playable map at Gamescom, Sanctuary.
Above all this, 343 Industries also announced Halo 2: Anniversary tournament that is being held at Gamescom. The tournament will be played in 4 vs. 4 format with a total prize pot of a $10,000.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is scheduled to launch on Nov. 11, 2014 while the Halo 5: Guardians is expected to launch sometime in 2015, exclusively for Xbox One.