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IGN threw up some new footage of Halo 4 running clean and pristine on the Xbox One. I don't know about any of you but it sure does seem like there's a whole heck of a lot of gaming news surrounding the Xbox right about now. Maybe it's just part of a desperate comeback story or maybe there's just a lot of anticipation building around the eventual release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Anyway, the new footage showcases how the Xbox 360's final Halo game runs on Microsoft's newest console.
The video is only two minutes long but it showcases a wide variety of different scenarios, maps and locations to give gamers a nice idea of what to expect from the title.
One of the big alterations to the gameplay is the visual draw distance. As you can see, the game extends quite a ways for players to take in all the sights and scenery that 343 Industries poured into the game.
At 60fps it's almost impossible to say that it's easy to go back to 30fps. At double the frame-rate and twice the smoothness in gameplay, this standard will easily put an end to the argument that 30fps is fine for what it is. I think Halo 4 at 60fps is a great way to showcase that the debate about specs isn't a vapid one.
If I did have one gripe about the Halo 4 video it's that the guns sound kind of weak and a little underwhelming. But Halo was never known for its Earth-shattering weapon sound effects, so it's not like we should be expecting anything special there.
Overall, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is likely to be the special one-up that Microsoft needs to help really move some Xbox One home consoles.
I imagine some people who have yet to get over the lump with picking up the Xbox One due to the DRM fiasco from last year might be slightly more inclined to pick up the console once a real buy-worthy, AAA title drops.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection sports four games featuring John 117, the Master Chief. You get Halo: Combat Evolved – the remastered one from the Xbox 360 – you get Halo 2: The Anniversary Edition, which has been given an overhaul for the Xbox One, and Halo 3 and Halo 4, both which have been slightly modified for the Xbox One's hardware.
The game is due to drop this November. It kind of goes without saying that anyone who owns an Xbox One will likely want to get the game. There's at least 500 hours worth of replayability tucked away in the $60 package. Heck, I would likely find myself just replaying the Combat Evolved campaign over and over and over again.
You can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website.