Surprise! Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is out on PC today. It’s the second Halo game to make its way there as part of the Master Chief Collection and comes with some nice features in addition to 4k resolution and variable framerate like the option to switch between classic and remastered graphics.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection now has a 60 Hz tick rate thanks to the game’s April update. This puts it closer to the refresh rate of games like CS:GO and Overwatch, which helps cut down on things like rubber-banding and getting shot around corners. 343 Industries explains it in detail here.
Microsoft is working with Showtime on a Halo TV show set to go into production next year. The project, which has been bouncing around in one form or another since 2013, is finally moving ahead with Steven Spielberg still attached along with Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt.
Halo 5's Overtime update arrives tomorrow, adding Oddball multiplayer mode and 4K textures. Starting around 4:00pm you’ll finally be able to run around with a human skull in your hands for a few seconds before getting lit up. The update will also add more commendations and re-balance some weapons.
Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Industries, released a statement on the Halo Waypoint forums clarifying the development of Halo/Mega Bloks project Haggar and confirming its development. She noted that Haggar was “just one example of several similar projects we have evaluated throughout the years.”