I feel that 343 are doing a very good job at getting us overly excited for Halo 5. I literally can’t wait until October.
As Bonnie Ross told us back in December, 343 is remastering the campaign of Halo 3: ODST for the Xbox One. It was meant to be an apology for the disastrous release of the Master Chief Collection and is supposed to be free for everybody who played the MCC during November 11th and December 19th.
I’m looking forward to this so much. ODST is one hell of a game with an absolutely stunning atmosphere and soundtrack. There is no concrete date yet, but it is said it’s dropping some time in May with another big update for the MCC.
Being a screenshotter I was very disappointed by the lack of a file share on the MCC. I cannot to this day understand why 343 didn’t give the Halo community the possibility to take screenshots and upload them to your file share. That this feature wasn’t included in the beginning when all went wrong I can forgive. But now? After such a long time? Look at the difference from Halo 4 to MCC below. You have two Halo 4 screenshots and then several Halo MCC shots from Halo 2: Anniversary. There you always have the date/description thingy in the left corner. It sucks! You can crop it out or try to blur it out but honestly you shouldn’t be put in a position where you have to do that.
Halo 4 screenshots:
Halo MCC screenshots:
Of course 343 had already made it so much more difficult to take screenshots in Halo 4, before the MCC came out. I think it was during the phase when the new Halo Waypoint came out, that you suddenly had no recent screenshots in your file share anymore. The only way to find your screenshots was and still is to go to the public file share and look through a ton of screenshots from other people to find yours. If you’re lucky there aren’t a lot of others, but again! why remove something that was working perfectly fine and make it so much harder?
I’m really nervous about all this concerning Halo 5. Will 343 have a proper solution for the Halo photographer out there?
343 and Certain Affinity are currently working on reimagining the legendary Halo 2 map Relic. It’s a 12-16 player map and was very popular in the community. According to the latest Bulletin on waypoint, Certain Affinity have begun developing the remake. We will be updated on the progress throughout the next months. Until then we have these 2 amazing pictures of concept art.