Gamescom 2014 – Halo Collection, Guardian beta and Channel details

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Halo is just one of those franchises that Microsoft is not ready to let go of. That’s why we’re not only getting a collection of all previous Halo titles, but our very own Halo channel too.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was formally revealed at E3 earlier this year, but Microsoft spoke about some of the additional content that would be included at Gamescom today. Halo: Nightfall, the Ridley Scott produced series, will be included in the collection that releases later this year.

In terms of the sequel, Halo: Guardians will be getting a beta. Access will be granted to those who purchase the Master Chief Collection. The beta will run through December 29th to January 18th and comprise of 4-on-4 matches and game modes. Some progress will carry over to the final game as well.

The most interesting reveal though was a new, 24/7 Xbox channel dedicated to Halo. The Halo Channel will allow viewers to watch live matches, stream their own games, catch up on recent news and dig through all the trailers they can get their hands on. It’s basically a really polished hub for everything to do with the franchise, which will probably come in handy for die-hard fans. For everyone else, I’m not so sure.

If you’re a fan of the Chief, then rest assured Microsoft is still fully invested in keeping Halo alive. At least for the foreseeable future.

Last Updated: August 12, 2014

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