Microsoft confirmed Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One during it E3 press conference this morning.
The collection, which will ship November 11 for $59.99 on a single disc, includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4.
The entire collection will run at 60 frames per second and offer “higher fidelity, better shadowing, reflection, and lighting effects,” as well as a better overall level of detail.
Halo 2, specifically, will be given the “Anniversary” treatment, given the game’s upcoming 10 year anniversary. All of the cinematics have been given a makeover by Blur Studios, which are also making a new prologue and epilogue that sheds some light on Halo 5: Guardians.
It will offer new narrative elements via story-expanding Terminals, as well as game-customizing Skulls, and the ability to swap between the game’s original and newly optimized visual representations.
All multiplayer content across all four games will be featured, including the download-only maps. The collection features over 100 maps. The “Master Menu” will allow you to play any mission across any game at any time on any skill level. Multiplayer also benefits from this.
The collection will also include Halo: Nightfall, a new digital live-action series produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, which tells the origin story of a new character “pivotal” to Halo 5: Guardians.
Finally, the collection will include access to the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta, which will launch in December.
Watch the debut trailers below. View some new Halo 5 images at the gallery.