Halo: The Master Chief Collection jumps to Xbox One on November 11, 2014

Like a Forerunner machine rising from the sand, the rumored Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been given an official, dramatic unveiling by Microsoft. As you might have guessed from the collection's name, The Master Chief Collection will chronicle the adventures of UNSC SPARTAN John-117, aka Master Chief. That means updated versions of Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4. It also means the inclusion of every multiplayer map from each of the aforementioned games.

Following the example of 2011's Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, 343 Industries will be remaking Halo 2 with new textures, models and sound, though players will be able to switch back and enjoy the game's original Xbox visuals at any time. Speaking of visuals, Blur Studio will develop new cutscenes to re-tell Chief's story. All games in the collection will run at 60 frames per second.

It's not all games though: The Master Chief Collection also includes access to the live-action Halo: Nightfall series. Last but certainly not least, the collection will include access to the Halo 5 multiplayer beta, coming this December.

The Master Chief Collection will hit shelves this year on November 11, the 10-year anniversary of Halo 2.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.