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The fate of Forge in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Although navigating the menus of Halo: The Master Chief Collection doesn't make it absolutely clear, the four-game collection featuring Microsoft's cyborg hero will include the multiplayer customization mode, Forge. "Forge Mode is in there," 343 Industries Franchise Development Director Frank...

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Halo 5: Guardians beta launches December 27

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....

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Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta coming in December [Update: trailer]

The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta will launch in December, Microsoft revealed today at E3. Those looking for access to the UNSC's upcoming firefight can guarantee their entry in the beta by purchasing Halo: The Master Chief Collection, due November 11. Microsoft announced Halo 5:...

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343 Industries partnering with Skullcandy for Halo audio gear

In the Halo games, turning on skulls will change certain aspects of the game. For example, Grunt Birthday Party makes alien heads explode with confetti. Hopefully that won't happen to you when you turn on a different kind of Halo skull - as in, a Halo-branded headset from audio manufacturer...

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Rumor: Halo 1-4 bundled in Master Chief Collection for Xbox One

The saga of Master Chief will be packaged up in Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One this year, Engadget reported. The bundle will seemingly combine Bungie's Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3 as well as 343 Industries' contribution, Halo 4, into one HD-remastered pack. The Master...

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Halo 5 and its 'Guardians' coming to Xbox One in 2015

The newly christened Halo 5: Guardians is coming to Xbox One in fall 2015, giving dev 343 Industries time to ensure it has "the scope, features, and scale we've been dreaming of for more than a decade." Those are the words of GM Bonnie Ross who, ahead of a one-and-a-half years wait, underlined the...

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Oculus first-party team being built by ex-343 art director

Kenneth Scott, former art director for 343 Industries and id Software, has joined Oculus VR to help build a first-party development team. Oculus tweeted the news Monday, listing Scott's new title as Oculus Art Director. Before taking up the mantle of responsibility at Oculus, Scott worked as a...

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No Halo movie in sight, but a 'digital feature' is coming this year

Microsoft's monolithic Halo franchise has yet to make it to movie theaters, but that hasn't stopped protagonist Master Chief from stomping onto other, shorter pieces of film. Microsoft and 343 Industries have vaguely announced a new Halo "digital feature project" to be released in 2014, and...

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Halo: Spartan Assault drops tomorrow on Xbox 360

343 Industries and Vanguard Entertainment's twin-stick shooter spinoff Halo: Spartan Assault will launch as a downloadable game for the Xbox 360 tomorrow, following up on previous releases for the Xbox One, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. Played from an overhead perspective, Spartan Assault...

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Pro Halo player hired by 343 Industries

Professional Halo player Eric "GH057ayame" Hewitt, pictured on the right, is now employed at 343 Industries. Over the weekend, Hewitt tweeted an image of a boarding pass showing he was headed for Seattle and changed his Twitter account bio, revealing his new gig. Hewitt joins former professional...

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