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Halo: The Master Chief Collection

343 Industries: “Halo: The Master Chief Collection is definitely a black eye for us”

343 Industries has only had 2 major projects released since becoming stewards of the iconic Halo video game franchise. One was the very impressive Halo 4 on the Xbox 360 just before the new generation of consoles came into effect, and the other was Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a collection of every first-person shooter Halo game to date (except Halo: Reach) jam-packed into one game. As many of you will have heard, the latter was a pretty disastrous experience for everyone, the primary culprit being significant matchmaking and network issues. So much so that 343 Industries Franchise Development Director, Frank O’Connor, has admitted that “Halo: The Master Chief Collection is definitely a black eye for us”. It was no small task to combine all these games, but 343 Industries persisted. “I will say that the nature of The Master Chief Collection – you’ve got five different game engines, you’ve got different ...

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halo 5 guardians multiplayer

343 Industries releases Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta Trailer

With the multiplayer  of Halo: The Master Chief Collection in a constant state of flux, the attention of many Xbox One gamers has already turned to the next game in the Halo franchise, Halo 5 Guardians. To facilitate this, 343 Industries has released its Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta Trailer, which with the help of Will Arnett’s silky, mellow voice, highlights some gameplay from the upcoming Beta. Check it out below – and do yourself a favour: change the video quality to watch the video at 60FPS at 1080p: Halo 5 has obviously made great strides to look great on the Xbox One’s hardware and the frantic and frankly brutal multiplayer combat looks ripe for combatants when the Multiplayer Beta goes live on December 29th. The Beta will go for three weeks and includes an assortment of maps, weapons and modes to give gamers a taste of what’s the come when the game ...

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halo 2 anniversary

343 Industries shows off revamped “Lockout” map from Halo 2 Anniversary

Possibly almost as anticipated as the next chapter in the Halo saga, Halo 5: Guardians,  is Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a box that will contain Halos 1 through 4, all with revamped graphics to match the graphical prowess afforded to them on the Xbox One. Chief among the exciting things included in the Collection is Halo 2 Anniversary, which is going to get some extremely special treatment, not only because it was released 10 years ago, but because it was originally released on the original Xbox. We’ve already seen how some of the cinematics are going to look, but Microsoft and 343 Industries have been slowly showing off the graphically revamped multiplayer maps, and this time it’s Lockout’s turn – Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar and Sanctuary are the maps that have already been unveiled. Lockout was a fan favourite in the Halo community as it was a brilliant map for close-quarters action. The ...

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Halo: Nightfall

Halo: Nightfall gets a foreboding trailer and images at SDCC 2014

There’s a lot of cool stuff happening at San Diego Comic Con right now. High on that list, for me at least, was 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions unveiling footage of the upcoming live-action mini-series, Halo: Nightfall. Set between the Halo 4 and Halo 5 video games, the series follows the story of ONI agent, Jameson Locke (played by Mike Colter) as they investigate the existence of an “element” that specifically targets and kills humans. Check out the first look footage that was shown at SDCC: Locke is set to take a starring role in Halo 5: Guardians when it is released on Xbox One in 2015, but it looks like he’s going to have to go through a lot before that even happens, and it looks like they’ll be doing it, naturally, on a Halo ring. 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions also released a number of images from the mini-series ...

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