Bonnie Ross has discussed the possibility of "Halo 5: Guardians" and "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" not being exclusive on the Xbox One. In an interview with Eurogamer on June 20, the general manager at 343 Industries admitted that the studios have been listening to PC fans hoping to play the latest software products from the "Halo" franchise on computers. However, the studio is currently focused completely on Microsoft's new console.
According to Gamespot, another member of the development team also stated that "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" won't be coming to the Xbox 360. The individual explained that the overall size of the game, as well as the enhanced features and visuals improvements, made porting the compilation to the current-generation console impossible. The collection will be packed into one Blu-ray disc on the Xbox One. "Halo: Combat Evolved," "Halo 2," "Halo 3" and "Halo 4" will also run at a native resolution of 1080p while maintaining a frame rate clip of 60 per second.
The first two games of the series ended up on the PC with the original title coming out in 2003. "Halo 2" was then released four years later. Since then, however, Microsoft Studios kept the mainline installments exclusive to the Xbox consoles. Even so, an executive from the publisher did hint at future plans to increase support for the PC platform. "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" is coming out later this year on Nov. 11, which is two days after the 10 year anniversary of the release of the original "Halo 2."
Along with the four mainline games, a multiplayer beta invite for "Halo 5: Guardians" is also included in the compilation. 343 Industries recently announced that the play test is going to begin on Dec. 27. The fifth numbered release of the series is slated for a autumn release in 2015. You can find an artwork from "Halo 5: Guardians" near the top of this article (courtesy of the Xbox Facebook page). Pre-order both new releases with the next Amazon listings: "Halo 5: Guardians" and "Halo: The Master Chief Collection."