Master Chief Collection brings previous Halo games to Xbox One

Microsoft and 343 Industries announced today at E3 that, while Xbox One owners will not get their hands on the next installment in the Halo franchise until next year, they will still have the chance to whet their appetites with The Master Chief Collection.  This collection will offer revamped versions of the numbered Halo games, each utilizing the power of the new system to run in 1080p and at 60 FPS.  In addition to the games as well as all their DLC, a new prologue and epilogue will be included in the collection as well, connecting all the games together in a more close-knit fashion.  With the exception of fixing a few major bugs in the first games, the gameplay mechanics and physics engines will be almost exactly like the ones found in the original games.

A copy of The Master Chief Collection also grants you access to a multiplayer beta for Halo 5, as well as access to episodes from the the video series Halo: Nightfall as they are released, created in collaboration with Ridley Scott (of the Aliens franchise fame).  The Master Chief Collection is slated for a November 11, 2014 release, so you will be able to play through the series all over again, with enough time to leave you ready for Halo 5: Guardians.