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Microsoft’s big Xbox E3 presentation was big, but familiar




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At E3 2013, Microsoft was all about the hardware – the Xbox One had just been announced a few weeks earlier, and we were getting our first look at some hardware peripherals and the power that came along with the new hardware. The story shifted considerably this year: with the rumored 7-inch Xbox branded Surface tablet shot down, today’s conference was all about three things – games, games, and games. Oh, that’s one thing? My bad. There was a lot of games.

Today’s Xbox presentation at the E3 game conference was packed with demos, trailers, and confirmations of some of the world’s biggest franchises. We were given a first look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which basically now looks like some sort of futuristic mix of Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall and the Call of Duty: Black Ops series of games; we got a look at Inside, an unofficial follow up to game developer Playdead’s hit game Limbo, and even an in-depth look at Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the next-gen exclusive fifth entry in the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, and a look at Forza Horizons 2, the next entry in Microsoft’s long running racing franchise.

But, the big reveal? Our best look yet at Halo 5shown alongside the announcement that Microsoft would be bringing the entirety of the Halo universe’s main four games to the Xbox One in the aptly named Halo: The Master Chief Collection. With Halo: CE Anniversary, a new beefed up version of Halo 2, dubbed Halo 2: Anniversary, as well as the original versions of Halo 3 and Halo 4 remastered for the Xbox One – alongside the entirety of the series’ online and offline multiplayer content, The Master Chief Collection is basically a Halo fanboy’s dream come true.

But then, if it’s a dream come true, why was it so unsurprising? That’s because today’s E3 presentation basically confirmed that a massive set of Xbox rumors leaked by anonymous neogaf user and supposed Microsoft insider ntkrnl were pretty much 100% accurate. So essentially, if you had read and believed those rumors, you knew exactly what Microsoft and the gang were up to – all the way down to Forza Horizons 2‘s “dynamic weather system”. Hey, at least you got the first word.

Because it’s so darn awesome, we’ve embedded Microsoft’s Halo 5 and The Master Chief Collection trailer after the break below. If you’re as big of a Halo nerd as I am, you’ll want to watch this – and feel free to speculate about the Arbiter’s role in the trailer below!


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Halo 2: Anniversary Edition coming 2014, Halo 5 delayed to 2015




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It should be no surprised that Microsoft has been working on not one, but two new Halo projects. While the previously announced Halo: Xbox One (what many are simply referring to as Halo 5) was formally announced for a 2014 release at E3 2013 last year, the internet is ablaze tonight with reports that Microsoft has delayed the release of their Halo 5 project until 2015.

The good news is, however, that Microsoft will be making it up to gamers – and in a big way. According to the report, Microsoft will indeed be releasing the oft-rumored Halo 2: Anniversary Edition this November on the Xbox One. While this has yet to be officially confirmed by Microsoft, the news has been confirmed by numerous industry insiders and we believe it to be accurate.

Microsoft will more than likely reveal more about the fate of both Halo 5 and the potential (inevitable?) Halo 2: Anniversary Edition at E3 2014 this summer. Stay tuned.

Source: NeoGAF