Halo was one of the hottest stars for Microsoft at E3 2014 as the company proves that it is still in the game and is not about to let Sony walk away with all the glory. The Xbox team didn't waste much time in announcing Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It is probably Microsoft's most important title for the Xbox One coming out later in the year.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a re-release of Halo: Combat Evolve, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4. Halo: ODST and Halo: Reach are not part of the package since those games did not focus on the story of Master Chief himself. It is not certain if Microsoft plans to rerelease those two games for the Xbox One at a later date in the future.
This new collection is quite special and is probably the best players will see in a long time. Why? Well, the collection includes 4 games and each game will have its own online multiplayer component. Furthermore, when it comes down to Halo 2, the online multiplayer mechanics was left untouched, and there is also the option to play six maps with improved graphics from the Halo 4 engine.
Excited yet? If not, how about after hearing that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will cost only $59.99. That's right, 4 games for only $59.99. Wait a minute; still believe the bundle is not a good enough deal at $59.99? Microsoft has a few more tricks up its sleeves.
The collection will also come with Halo: Nightfall, that's the live action web series that is currently being created by Ridley Scott. In addition, The Master Chief collection will allow gamers access to Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta. The multiplayer beta will be playable by the end of the year, so while gamers won't get their hands on the full Halo 5: Guardians video game, the multiplayer beta should hold fans over until 2015.
It is clear that Microsoft is hungry with its strong showing at the E3 press conference. With the Xbox One now available at a sweet $399 price point, Microsoft is poised to come out of 2014 with its head held high.