Halo‘s Youtube channel has uploaded their hour-long panel from RTX, showcasing The Master Chief Collection in all its nostalgic glory. From the video, we now see the menu in action, which looks very easy to navigate. With this new menu, players are able to do a range of things, whether that is playing campaigns or multiplayer from specific games, or even choosing playlists. These playlists can include all Arbiter‘s journey on Halo 2: Anniversary, allowing you to play just Arbiter-focused levels back-to-back on Halo 2: Anniversary or playing Master Chief’s journey as well. Playlist options will be across all games in the Master Chief Collection. We also got a look at multiplayer playlists, which featured the Anniversary editions and classic editions.
Control schemes were shown that allow you to set up different controller setups for each game in the Master Chief Collection or keep it the same for every game.
The RTX panel had a huge focus on Halo 2: Anniversary. Here is what we 343 Industries shared:
- Skulls: Every skull from the original game is there, along with more being added, making over 30 skulls ready to be found.
- Terminals: Terminals will be in the campaign that will give players Arbiter’s back-story.
- Audio is completely remastered, which will be showcased at Comic Con in a few weeks.
- Cinematics: Blur, responsible for Halo Wars’ beautiful cinematics, is completely redoing the cinematics in Halo 2.
- New and returning game types will be available, including Infection, that was made popular in Halo 2.
- New vehicles will be added, including the “Gungoose,” which is exactly what it sounds like; a Mongoose with guns on the front of it.
- Coagulation is the next map announced as one of the six re-imagined maps in Halo 2: Anniversary.
- Forge is available in Halo 2: Anniversary.
The panel also discusses how Halo 2‘s immensely popular multiplayer came to be. 343 Industries also shared original paper designs of Halo 2‘s multiplayer maps that we all know and love today, which some have changed a bit by the time they made it into the game.
The RTX panel also shows gameplay footage of Ascension from Halo 2: Anniversary, showing some new features in the updated map.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be available November 11. What do you think of the news surrounding this massive collection? Will you be purchasing it on day one?