E3 2014: Halo 5: Guardians Beta coming in December

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Microsoft announced during their press conference on Monday that Halo will once again become the focus on the Xbox console.  Thanks to the Halo: Master Chief Collection, Microsoft will be bringing a whole ton of Halo fun to the Xbox One.  Each of the first four Halo games will be made available on one disc for the next generation system.

On top of each game being brought to the Xbox One, the Halo: Master Chief Collection will also be bringing over 100 online multiplayer maps to the Xbox One as well.  On top of the Halo: Master Chief Collection, Microsoft also announced the Halo 2 will be receiving a remastered anniversary edition, and that will also be headed to the next generation.

One final bit of excitement that involves the newest Halo game, Halo 5: Guardians, is the release of the beta.  The beta for the game will be going live in December, Microsoft announced.  Speaking to Joystiq at E3, Bonnie Ross, 343’s general manager, said the beta for Halo 5’s multiplayer will begin on December 27.  The beta will run for three weeks and be available on Xbox One.

Halo 5: Guardians will be arguably one of the greatest games for Xbox One and Microsoft is undoubtedly hoping that it is another system seller title.  Microsoft focused heavily on software during their E3 press conference.  With so many great games slated for the end of the year as well as 2015, Xbox One will be receiving a big boost.

With any new Halo game, the amount of excitement and buildup to the game is going to be magnified thanks to the vast popularity of the franchise.

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