This way to the Waypoint gallery
With the Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard update preview kicking off today, Microsoft dropped some more details on Halo Waypoint
, the Dashboard playpen for the Master Chief enthusiasts among you. The preview video – found after the break – walks you through some of the destination's functionality, notably the "career system" which will track "in-game accomplishments across multiple Halo
games." Unsurprisingly, that career will be limited to the Xbox 360-released Halo
games: Halo 3
, Halo Wars
, Halo 3: ODST
, and "all Game Add-on content for those titles." Oh, you beat Halo 2
in under 30 minutes? We'll just have to take your word for it.
Halo Waypoint is being developed collaboratively by Microsoft's internal Halo studio, 343 Industries
, and Certain Affinity, the Austin-based developer (with some former Bungie staffers) behind Age of Booty
. Waypoint will be available November 5 for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members; however, come November 26 those Silver members will have to pony up for Live if they want to keep their Waypoint access. That's a solid three weeks to determine if the exclusive Waypoint offerings – like the Nov. 7. preview of the "Halo Legends" anime anthology – are worth it. We imagine it will be for the hardcore Halo fan ... but we'd assume they've already got a Gold account.