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'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' officially revealed at Xbox media briefing

Officially revealed at the Xbox media briefing.
Officially revealed at the Xbox media briefing.Xbox, Microsoft, 343 Industries

Microsoft hit big with their announcement of "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" today at their E3 media Briefing.

343 Industries has officially revealed the collection which will feature HD ports of "Halo CE","Halo 2","Halo 3", and "Halo 4" all coming to the Xbox One with Halo 2 receiving the full anniversary remake graphically for both campaign and multiplayer. Multiplayer will also have over 100 maps; That is every Halo map ever put into a game.

You heard that right. "Halo 2"'s heralded multiplayer gameplay will be making a full return with only visual upgrades added to change the multiplayer component. This is welcomed news for Halo fans as "Halo 2" was one of the key reasons why competitive gaming has grown to the exponential heights that it has reached today. That and the game was a good time for more casual fans. The game will run at 1080p and at 60 frames per second.

"The Master Chief Collection" will also give fans access to a three week closed beta for "Halo 5: Guardians" and will also feature the digital TV series titled "Halo: Nightfall".

With this announcement, 343 Industries and Microsoft have offered up Halo fans a reason to return to the franchise. After growing discontent with the series, fans needed an absolute reason for why they should give this group of characters another shot and with the announcement of "Halo: The Master Chief Collection", fans can now see that 343 Industries is putting in a tremendous amount of effort into the "Halo" series

"Halo: The Master Chief Collection" will attempt to grab a new age of fans into the Halo series while also trying to draw in old fans who have since left the franchise.

The game is set for release this fall on November 11, 2014 for $59.99 USD.