Halo fans, start your energy swords.
Microsoft’s 343 Industries, the internal studio responsible for the blockbuster Halo franchise for Xbox, announced this morning that it has wrapped up development and testing of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One. The massive compilation of Halo games for the Xbox One includes Halos 1-4, in addition to multiplayer modes.
The game, selling for $59.99, is slated for release on Nov. 11, making it a critical title for Microsoft during the peak holiday shopping season. The Redmond company is trying to regain traction against Sony’s PlayStation 4, which has outsold the Xbox One in the U.S. for nine months running.
The PS4 has been boosted most recently by Destiny, the new game by original Halo developer Bungie. Destiny is also available for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, but Sony has sought to differentiate the game on its platform.