Halo: The Master Chief Collection Announced, Includes Halo 5 Beta

Microsoft and 343 Industries has just announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is in fact real, and will be launching on November 11th for Xbox One.

As previously rumored, the collection includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, a remade version of the second title, dubbed Halo 2 AnniversaryHalo 3, and Halo 4. In addition to all four single-player campaigns, the title will include over 100 multiplayer maps, all running in 1080p at 60fps in their original engines, and on dedicated servers. Achievement hounds will be pleased to hear it also packs with it 4000 Gamerscore.

Halo 2 Anniversary's remastered campaign will allow players to switch between the original visuals, and remade, high-def graphics—just like Combat Evolved Anniversary. Better yet, it'll serve up the Halo 2 multiplayer experience just as you remember it. Pure and untouched. See it in action below.

But that's not all that's included in this nifty collection, as access to Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming "digital feature" from Ridley Scott, is part of the package. Oh yeah, and access to the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta is included too. Check out a taste of what's to come with this teaser.

Halo fans have much reason to rejoice.