On Monday Microsoft announced Halo: Master Chief Collection, and apart from remastering the numbered games in the series, it also delivers access to Halo 5: Guardians' beta. That beta begins in December.

Speaking to Joystiq, Bonnie Ross, 343's general manager, said that the beta for Halo 5's multiplayer will begin on December 27 and end three weeks later. No word was given if there will be subsequent beta programs after that point.

For more on the Master Chief Collection, check out our previous coverage. Also take a look at how Halo 2 in particular is being remastered.

[Source: Joystiq]


Our Take
I imagine the beta is going to popular enough as if it's a full holiday game in its own right.