Microsoft's planned Halo 5: Guardians
beta will begin December 27 and run for three weeks, ending on January 17, 343 Industries Studio Head Bonnie Ross tells Joystiq.
Beta access will be available via 343's upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection
, launching on November 11 for the Xbox One. The collection – revealed during Microsoft's E3 media briefing
yesterday – includes each game in the Halo series which features Master Chief as its protagonist: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition
, a new anniversary update of Halo 2
, Halo 3
and Halo 4