Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is an impressive console for sure, but without compelling games to support it at launch, it’s just another system. I honestly still feel the launch titles are overall lacking and the one game that could have made all of the difference had to get delayed into 2021.

Yep, I’m talking about Halo Infinite; it could have been a real game-changer for the console. Heck, many people and I included, would have gladly bought the console immediately at launch if that was the case. Alas, that’s not the case, and there’s no point in whining about it.

However, it seems Microsoft does have a plan for Halo on the Xbox Series X console after launch, just not the one that we were waiting for.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets upgraded for next-gen.

Earlier today, Xbox posted an amusing bit of news on their Xbox Twitter account which sort of threw some people off guard because it looked like it was about Halo Infinite. 

It was only after having read the entire post that it had became clear, that it was regarding The Master Chief Collection. That’s right; the collection is getting it’s very own upgrade to the Xbox Series X and S, and you won’t even have to wait until 2021 to enjoy it. 

After a week of launching both consoles, on November 17, you’ll get your chance to play everything that’s being offered in the Halo collection at 120 FPS for both campaign and multiplayer modes. And if you’re getting the Xbox Series X, then you can enjoy all these awesome upgrades in 4K definition!

The upgrade will be available for free to those who have already owned the game beforehand. And as well as for those who have subscribed to Xbox GamePass. 

If nothing else, at least we’ll get to relive the nostalgia that the old Halo games will provide on the next generation for the time being, as we eagerly await for further news on Halo Infinite.

Ibrahim's a hardcore gamer and Star Wars fan. He's obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, even claiming that he's a descendant of the fictional Jedi Master. Other than that delusion, Ibrahim's pretty down to earth, collecting figures and buying games he'll never finish.