Originally Posted by SillyNonsense
That's the whole point I'm sure, it's definitely not out of the kindness of Microsoft's heart like some people seem to think (though I don't doubt that the actual employees at 343 have their hearts in their work).
Why was it impossible previously to get Halo 1 Anniversary to have multiplayer, and now it's possible to have all four with multiplayer, plus a whole additional engine component for remade maps?
That's an awful lot of work when only a couple of years ago, a small sliver of that was out of the question for a variety of reasons.
It's largely because the Xbox One badly needed a home run, and with Halo 5 not coming out for another year, they needed a major system seller for the holidays. Everything is money.
But that's no surprise (that's the whole world) and either way, it works out well for Halo fans, this really is a wonderful collection. However, it's a bit disheartening that one of XB1's biggest system sellers this holiday will be old games everyone already owns. What does that really say?
That the games are arguably some of the best ever made and people have a passion for them?
Edit: after your edit, I still stand by the fact that it shows the passion of the community, and also that probably a lot of new xbone system sellers are slated for a 2015-16 release window. I don't think you should be worried about the future of gaming.