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 of course it is. That's why products are made.
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? About the state of the XB1, or the industry, or the future of games in general?
Look at the response to this Halo Collection on this forum and other forums, the response is out of this world.
You know they could of easily just stuck all 4 Halo's on a disk and sold it for $60 but no, they have invest time and effort to improve all 4 games, to get them at 1080p/60fps, to add 100 multiplayer maps (which they could of sold separately or as dlc etc), given access to the Halo 5 beta, access to the Halo web series.
This package is imo the best game package ever put out, even better value than The Orange Box.
Also this is Halo we are talking about, its not some second rate franchise that a studio is quickly putting together to make a few bucks. This is Halo and all 4 main Halo games complete with 100 multiplayer maps. This is seriously the best game on the system imo and i would pick this pack well before halo 5 if i had the choice.