E3: Xbox's 'Halo' Collection Will Feature Ridley Scott Digital Series
Microsoft's Xbox unveiled new details about its Ridley Scott-produced Halo digital series during its keynote presentation ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
The Redmond, Wash., tech giant announced Monday the Halo: Master Chief Collection, which makes the entire saga of the game's protagonist available on Xbox One. Out Nov. 11, the collection features the first four Halo games and the new Halo digital series from Nancy Tellem's Xbox Entertainment Studios, 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Xbox teased that the series, currently in production and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Heroes), introduces an important new character in the lead up to the next game installment, Halo 5: Guardians.
"The Halo franchise is the reason Xbox is here today," said Xbox head Phil Spencer, noting that the game helped launched the original console.
Xbox used the majority of its presentation to preview upcoming games for the Xbox One console, which made its debut last year.
"Today we're dedicating our entire briefing to games," Spencer started the presentation to cheers from the audience at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles. "The goal is to make Xbox One the best place to play games this generation."
The audience caught a glimps of Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty: Advance Warfare and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity. But the stars of the show were games developed specially for the Xbox One and published by Microsoft Studios, including car racing simulator Forza Horizon and fantasy role playing game Fable Legends.
Additional new games previewed at the event include a remake of cult hit Phantom Dust and third-person shooter Tom Clancy's The Division from Ubisoft Massive.