Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, last night welcomed the worldwide arrival of Halo: The Master Chief Collection at a launch event in London at Shoreditch Studios.
The Halo Nation came out in full force with more than one million people around the world tuning in to live streams previewing the game’s content, with hundreds and thousands lined up at more than 4,300 midnight madness retail events around the world to get their hands on the highly-anticipated game.
[quote by=”Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox”]Halo has always been synonymous with Xbox. ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ allows us to thank our fans and celebrate with an amazing package that will introduce a new generation to the epic Halo universe.[/quote]
In early reviews, press have echoed the fan excitement in seeing Master Chief finally welcomed to the next gen. The Xbox One exclusive title has already been hailed by Metro as “everything a Halo fan could wish for”, and currently holds a Metacritic score of 90.
To celebrate the Master Chief’s long-awaited return, fans, media and YouTubers attended the UK launch in East London where they witnessed the UK premiere of the first two episodes of Halo: Nightfall, before four teams battled it out on Halo 2 in a Halo: The Master Chief Collection Anniversary Tournament – all streamed live on Twitch. The competition was closely fought, before Ali-A and his team narrowly secured victory in a finale on the Halo 2: Anniversary map, Lockdown.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now available worldwide exclusively on Xbox One for £49.99. Halo: The Master Chief Collection also includes Halo: Nightfall, the live-action digital series from Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, as well as access to the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, launching December 29th.
EF will be bringing you a full review of Halo: The Master Chief Collection later this month.