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Microsoft released the latest cinematic trailer for Halo: The Master Chief Collection featuring snippets of high-quality cinematics from Halo 2: The Anniversary Edition. The trailer is pretty good and definitely gets gamers amped up for the upcoming release.
The launch trailer basically gives gamers a collection of small bits of the cinematic sequences that were put together by the highly regarded cinematic studio Blur. Some of the scenes I remember clearly from the OG Xbox rendition of Halo 2 while other scenes seem so transformed that it's hard to even think about where they used to fit in the original game.
The trailer went live on the official Xbox website and they posted that...
“...if you’re excited for Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s November 11 launch on Xbox One, join us on November 10 for HaloFest. This will be your only chance to see the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta ahead of its December 29 launch, your first chance to see the world premiere of episode one of the Halo: Nightfall series, and you’ll be able to watch exclusive interviews with the minds behind Halo at 343 Industries.”
I'm sure plenty of people will tune in November 10th to see what the multiplayer will look like for Halo 5.
To me it's just kind of funny that people would be so geeked about the multiplayer when they'll still have Halo 4 coming with three other games plus the Forge. It's a little like, what on Earth could Halo 5's multiplayer contain that could trump what you're going to get in the Master Chief Collection?
Maybe it's just the cynic in me or maybe I'm just not seeing the hype for what they're intending it to be, but unless they completely and radically overhaul the way multiplayer works in Halo 5, I'm just basically expecting Halo 4's multiplayer with some new maps, some new vehicles and some new weapons. Now if Microsoft and 343 Industries really wanted to do some damage, they might introduce something completely radical to change up the way people experience multiplayer from top to bottom, which is totally possible.
Just given the fact that many large AAA studios are completely centered around playing it safe with bi-annual franchises, it's difficult for me to get excited about Halo 5. Nevertheless, I'm sure there are plenty of younger gamers out there who still haven't had their palate filled with as many games as some of us older, jaded gamers. So the novelty of playing Halo 5, no matter how much of a retread it is, might still appeal to today's youth generation.
You can look for Halo: The Master Chief Collection to drop on November 11th next month, exclusively for the Xbox One. You can learn more about the game by visiting the official website.