All Xbox 360 Halo games will be losing online functionality a year from now, taking down capabilities like matchmaking and file share. The legacy games will still remain fully playable.
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Since the week's over, we take a look at the arrival of Halo 4 on PC, the various security updates for Windows 10, and array of new Edge features. Be sure to catch up via our handy overview.
After a year full of Halo arrivals on PC, 343 Industries has pulled the trigger on the final piece of the Master Chief Collection puzzle. Find out our thoughts regarding Halo 4 on PC in this review.
The final Halo game of the Master Chief Collection has landed on PC. The originally Xbox 360-exclusive shooter comes with new enhancements like cross-play support, uncapped frame rates, and more.
Microsoft is preparing a massive injection of games to Xbox Game Pass soon, with over 60 EA titles, Halo 4, Tetris Effect: Connect, Planet Coaster: Console Edition, Gears Tactics, and more incoming.
Master Chief's adventures continue, as 343 Industries has just announced the release date of Halo 4 on PC to be November 17. This release will also arrive as a part of the Master Chief Collection.
The ongoing Halo 4 Insider session on PC and Xbox One has received a content drop, with 343 Industries pushing out Halo Reach content. The test will also run for an additional week.
This week saw the release of the October 2020 Update, the first Chromium Edge build for Linux testers, and the start of the Halo 4 Insider testing on PC. Be sure to catch up via our handy guide.
343 Industries has kicked off Halo 4 Insider testing, and this one is available across PC and Xbox One, as the studio is also testing new features such as cross-play and input-based matchmaking.
343 Industries is planning to host Halo 4 PC testing sessions next month as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and it will also contain cross-play and input-based matchmaking features.
As was promised earlier this summer, Microsoft has added four more Halo games to the list of Xbox 360 titles that are playable on the Xbox One via the Backward Compatibility program.
After announcing that Halo 5 would get a 4K upgrade for the launch of the Xbox One X, 343 Industries also confirmed that four more Halo games will be coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility.
Microsoft has announced that over 65 million units of Halo games across different platforms have been sold worldwide. This is up from 60 million units reported in October 2014.
On stage at E3 Microsoft has just announced that Halo Master Chief Collection is coming to Xbox One later this year. The collection is HD remakes of the Halo games 1-4.
Microsoft will reportedly release remakes of "Halo: Combat Evolved," "Halo 2," "Halo 3" and "Halo 4" for the Xbox One in a single package entitled "Halo: The Master Chief Collection."
Oculus VR has hired Kenneth Scott, formerly the Art Director at Microsoft's 343 Industries on Halo 4, to fill out its first party game content team for its virtual reality helmet.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer revealed in an interview this week that the company talked about having a Halo game ready for the launch of the Xbox One but decided to release Halo 4 for the Xbox 360 instead
"Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn," the live-action web series that Microsoft funded to help promote the Xbox 360 shooter, received an Emmy nomination this week for Outstanding Main Title Design.
Microsoft has announced it will release the Halo 4 Champions bundle on August 20th for 800 Microsoft points, adding two new multiplayer maps plus new armor and skin packs to the FPS game.
Microsoft has announced the details of a new official Halo 4 multiplayer tournament, which will start later this month and will give $200,000 to the final winner of the competition.
Microsoft Studios is proudly touting that Halo 4 is the best-selling game (in the United States) that they've made, passing the sales of Halo 3 during each game's respective launch year.
Microsoft won several categories in the 2013 edition of the Game Marketing Awards this week, including a win for the Outstanding Overall Marketing Campaign of the Year.
Via a funny "community theater" video, Bungie reveals it has sent a replacement copy of Halo 4, which it did not make, to a fan who complained he got a defective copy of the Xbox 360 game.
Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass app for Windows Phone 8 doesn't work well with its Halo 4 game for the Xbox 360 console, but the company claims it will fix the issue "in the coming weeks."
Microsoft has announced the Halo series has now sold 50 million copies since the sci-fi shooter series started in 2001, which may mean the latest game in the series Halo 4 has sold four million copies
Microsoft's Marc Whitten wrote today that the week of November 6-13 had the 40 million members of Xbox Live spend more time online on the service than any other time in its 10 year history.
Microsoft has announced that its Xbox 360 sci-fi shooter Halo 4 generated $220 million in worldwide sales in just its first 24 hours and is "on track" to reach the $300 million mark in its first week.
Microsoft has confirmed that it has no plans to release a port of its Xbox 360 shooter Halo 4 for the PC, but hinted that it is "exploring" the idea of bringing the Halo franchise to other platforms.
Microsoft has announced that people who play Halo 4 online on their Xbox 360 might be able to get some free Microsoft Points, depending on how long they play the sci-fi shooter.
Microsoft's Facebook pages are asking US citizens to go out and vote in today's US presidential election via Halo 4's Master Chief and its colorful Windows Phone devices.
Better late than never? Seven years after the Xbox 360 made its debut in the US, Microsoft's game console is finally set to get an official local release in Israel and Argentina later this month.
Microsoft employees took pictures of the line for Halo 4 yesterday at the company's corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington, in scenes that may well be repeated at retail outlets today.
Microsoft celebrated the launch of Halo 4 in London a few hours ago with a massive 50 foot flying glyph that hovered, via a helicopter, over the London skyline and Tower Bridge.
Microsoft has announced a partnership with American Express that will let players of Halo 4 win prizes, cash and maybe a trip to E3 2013 just by playing the first person shooter.
Microsoft and Halo 4 developer 343 Industries have spoken out against sexism and discriminatory comments on Xbox Live in a new interview. Gamers making sexist comments face a lifetime Xbox Live ban.
Microsoft is making its presence known in the small country of Liechtenstein, transforming some of its landmarks to promote the upcoming Xbox 360 shooter Halo 4.
Microsoft talks more about how they are using Windows Azure to handle the backend of the data and server systems for the company's upcoming Xbox 360 shooter Halo 4.
Thanks to Microsoft I was given a copy of Halo 4, and here are my opinions on just the campaign of the latest Xbox 360 blockbuster game, and the first made by 343 Industries
Microsoft has announced that since it started in 2001, the games in its Halo franchise have sold a total of 46 million copies, just before the release of Halo 4 for the Xbox 360.
The live action launch trailer for Halo 4, produced by David Fincher, has been released. The trailer features a mixture of flashbacks and moments inspired by the upcoming game.