More news for Halo fans directly from the show floor at Gamescom ’14. We were privileged enough to be invited to a behind-closed-doors showing of Halo 2 Anniversary, and boy, it’s looking fantastic. But the real kicker is the series’ foray into 60 fps territory. 343’s decision to go this route is easily the biggest addition to the franchise they’ve ever done. We can’t wait to relive our favorite large-scale vehicular battles at such high fidelity.
Moving on to the real news.
Halo 2 Anniversary looks better than Halo 3
This year will be Halo 2’s 10th anniversary and 343 has taken special care in elevating the game’s appeal to the masses. Instead of increasing texture quality, they’ve created entirely new assets. Art work has been redone. Audio FX recreated, and music remixed. It’s a complete makeover that 343 believe looks even better than Halo 3 did.
Halo 3 and Halo 4 to not receive any texture/lighting upgrades
Although both games will get the bump to 1080p and 60fps, we’ve been told that no extra polish has been added. This is somewhat contradictory to what the collection’s creative director said in one demo. It was stated that some lighting has been tweaked and some textures have been bumped. But in our closed-doors meeting, this fact wasn’t brought up. It will be interesting to see what happens in the final release.
The Halo channel will be your one-stop-shop for the entire Haloverse
The universe of Halo is big, and so is the content. With the release of the Halo Channel, 343 hopes to provide gamers with easy access to consume all Halo content to their hearts content. From TV series to Statistics to lore information to pro-player streams via twitch partnership. With the amount of content planned for future, fans will definitely want to keep an eye on this channel.
Halo: The Masterchief collection releases November 11th, 2014 exclusively on Xbox One.
By : Usuf, Wajhi