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‘Halo 2 Anniversary’ Xbox One improvements detailed, graphic comparison screens

‘Halo 2 Anniversary’ Xbox One
‘Halo 2 Anniversary’ Xbox One
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Microsoft have released new screens from the newly announced Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One. Revealed during their E3 2014 press conference, the Halo: Master Chief Collection will give Xbox One owners a chance to play through the entire Halo series with each title receiving bumps in performance and resolution. According to a report by GamePur from June 9, Halo 2 has received the full anniversary treatment and has been totally revamped with enhanced visuals and other improvements.

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Photo courtesy of Microsoft, used with permission.

With new screens of the Halo: Master Chief Collection now available, a graphic comparison has been made to show off the visual improvements made to Halo 2: Anniversary Edition.

Find the comparison screens in our media gallery here.

As you can see in the screens, Halo 2 has been completely reborn for Halo 2 Anniversary Edition on Xbox One. With environments, enemies, and weapons receiving a big visual bump, fans of Halo 2 and the Halo series will love to experience this Xbox classic in a new light. Though the visuals have been changed to better suit the Xbox One and HD-era of consoles, the multiplayer of Halo 2 remains unchanged in terms of gameplay and design, and it runs on the same engine as the original title did.

The Halo: Master Chief Collection contains Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Anniversary Edition, Halo 3, and Halo 4. All the titles have been remastered and will run at a 1080p resolution and 60 frames-per-second. The multiplayer will have dedicated server support. Furthermore, all the content of each title will be unlocked from the start – meaning you can play your favorite stages without going through the entire game.

Those who buy the Halo: Master Chief Collection will receive access to the Halo 5: Guardians beta this holiday for Xbox One. A PC release of the Master Chief Collection is possible, though Microsoft has not yet announced plans to bring the collection to the PC platform at this time.

Retailers like Amazon are now accepting pr-orders. Halo: Master Chief Collection will release on Nov. 11.