Scott's name sounds good in a press release and will no doubt be plastered on the back of the Halo: Master Chief Collection box (a purchase of which will unlock the five-episode feature). But what did he actually do?
The Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator director is credited as an executive producer - a role that is often nebulous at best. So, during a session showing off the Master Chief Collection at Tokyo Games Show, we asked Microsoft what it had gained from Scott's involvement fee.
"He's there when we're building the story, he's there when we're breaking the script, he's there when we're picking locations, he helps with casting," Halo franchise boss Frank O'Connor told Eurogamer. "I don't want to get into this but he has strong opinions about things - most directors do.