Neil writes "Halo: The Master Chief Collection is out right now and Phil Spencer wants you to think of it as a way of Microsoft saying thank you to the fans!"
Great job 343i&MS. You guys have done a good job. I hope Halo5 turns out great too.
And we thank you for that Phil :)
Well, I feel silly. Here I thought the MCC was an attempt to capitalize of the popularity of Halo and help move more Xbox Ones.
You're welcome. Now, my kids & I will wait for The Halo 3 Anniversary Edition in a few years. Sincerely, otherZinc
Shoot, I'm feeling very appreciated right now (I can't deny it)... TMCC is an amazing collection, with equally amazing value... There should be no arguement here. Game on!
Thank you and pay me for the pleasure of thanking you? It's not a 'thank you' if it has to be paid for.
If it's a thank you it'd be free or alot cheaper... I'd appreciate it more then.
Yeah. Maybe take us to dinner as well. Is that so much to ask?
I'd appreciate you getting lost somewhere...
Was pretty much £39.99 across the board, considering most games are about £47+ I think that's a pretty fair price!
Oh it's not an awful price but it doesn't really feel like a thank you, that's all.
They could easily have released Halo 2 Anniversery and charged that same price, which is what most people expected before the announcement. This collection feels genuinely generous.
Yeah, even though it wasn't massively cheaper, for a game that could probably have been up charged for all the content they actually chose to reduce it a little :)
And this is the same entitled attitude that leads a handful of other vocal gamers to complain about the "free" version of Driveclub. MCC is 4 games with over 100 multiplayer maps and you still complain about the price? These companies don't owe us gamers anything. They could've very easily offered each game as a separate $20 download.
I never complain about free or heavily discounted but considering I don't fancy playing all four same Halos again, can't I have a thank you that's like a cheaper Halo 5 or something?
If they really wanted to thank me, they would pay off my house. Or buy me a new car.
Or write a you a card. It's the thought that counts. Can't believe I didn't even get a card.
Dammit. I didn't even think of that. A nice card would also do the trick. Not one of those cheap 49 cent ones though.
@oKidUKo I knew the technical comment was coming (although he did set himself up for this). MCC isn't a Thank You (I don't think I've seen anyone pay for a Thank You), but it is an all around fan service.
@Letsa_go (nice Mario 64 reference) I completely agree, and said the same thing, which is why they were so ambiguous about the Halo at the XBO reveal. But it's understandable. I agree 100% about GTA. It too much of an upgrade compared to the other remasters not to have been in development much longer. I think the TLoUs was simply done out of necessity because PS3 games didn't get to do well in the US thanks to a much smaller market share 27m vs 45m vs 47m, so that's why we'll see more remakes from Sony. They have a potential new 18m people to sell to.
I've gotten random thank you gifts from retailers before. Usually a gift certificate, or in some cases a really good deal on some product they data mined I had an interest in. In the latter case it's a way to generate revenue, and not really a thank you gift. When it comes to the deals, it helps build customer loyalty. I doubt the MCC collection is going to do that really, and was more a way to offer a great product to its customers at a reasonable price, with the bonus of helping move systems.:) In the end, isn't that a good thing regardless? I'm sure that X1 owners are happy to get more content.
When most companies would give a single remaster (of a game that came out a year ago) and charge you $60 for it, 343i is giving you 4 games complete with all DLC ever released... You've got a lot of nerve.
I have been having so much fun with this game. Its beautiful!! Such value in this game over 100 maps included and just the sheer fun its been delivering :D Thank you Phil Spencer for delivering what you promised!!
I've only got started on Halo 1 so far, which isn't that beautiful. But damn is it still fun!
Started it on legendary, URGH! so hard...
@starr Same here. God I forgot how hard games could be. Lol
But you must admit it looks and plays better than it did before the face lift. I agree it's not as pretty as the rest of the franchise. 60 fps feels great.
Sure 60fps feels better, but it was awesome in it's original guise as well. It is the AI, level design, gameplay mechanics, pacing, and audio design that make it so good. Edit @ below, I kinda thought the opposite, at least of the pillar of autumn. I don't remember it being such a light grey. Outside feels more familiar in terms of art. I'll flip the engine later to see if it is just my memory deceiving me :)
What's cool about it is that I thought the CE:A graphics were the original graphics... So imagine my shock when I switched to classic view. They did a really good job of catering to nostalgia, making the game as you remember it, then you flip a switch and see how far we've actually come.
Hey, im an offline gamer and wanted to know if I need to download 20gb update or any for that matter, to get the game running. Ill buy it if im able to play offline. Edit: Thanks in advance.
have great time microsoft fans, coming from sony fan :)
Thanks Omran :)
lol you are here again, I'm nathan drake from true gaming xD
Can't stand this guy.
Just got my copy a few mins ago, I'm just gonna let it D/L and install the update and I'll play it later on tonight...gotta get some work done so at least I have something to look forward to tonight to play.
Was never a big Halo fan, but I bought this collection to change that.
dont get me wrong its a great game and package but come on ,people are so gullable thankyou to our fans lol :),there gonna make millions from it a thank you to there fans would be a free download
And as a longtime fan of halo since the first game. I thank you for this remastered collection and for only charging me the price of a game.
Any news of battletoads???
Would you guys believe I just traded one of my Xbox Ones for an EVGA Titan Black Edition? Yes, yes I did!!!!!! I will be giving my nephew who I'm helping build a pc my HD 7950.
No thank you Mr Spencer for bring the franchise to Xbox one . Now how about we get a Gears of War collection and may be a fable later on , get on it please.
"Thank You" may be a bit a stretch but you cannot deny the value. 60.00 for 4 games plus 150+ multiplayer maps, all remastered for next gen? I dare you to find a better deal anywhere.
Wtf connection sucks!
Great package but 2hrs and 45 mind to download so I can play online is ridiculous
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