The lights are on
Halo 2 players will undoubtedly remember a familiar location from the game when they play the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Multiplayer developer Certain Affinity has announced that a revamped Lockout will be joining the roster of six returning maps.
"We're thrilled to be bringing this fan-favorite back, and are paying close attention to the details and subtleties that made the original great while also making a couple of very careful, very calculated enhancements," says Max Hoberman, president of Certain Affinity and a lead designer on Halo 2's original release. "Most prominent among these are a bit of cover added to the ‘Elbow,’ the long walkway connecting the grav lift to the sniper tower, and a dynamic element that should help counter an entrenched group of enemies. Of course this can be disabled in Forge for players who want a near-match of the original experience.”
Take a look at a flyby video below to see the updated level. You can also check out some of the original images from Lockout compared with the remade version in the screenshot gallery below.
Of course, Halo isn't about these kinds of placid experiences. To see how things play out during gameplay, watch the footage below.
For more information on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, take a look at our Gamescom preview, which includes a glimpse at the updated Sanctuary map. The game's set for a November 11 release on Xbox One.
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im so ready for halo!!!!
November 11 feels so faraway!!!
Those sound effects are so sexy.
That draw distance...
Ugh, so tempting. I really didn't want to buy this and Destiny(AND Little Big Planet 3), but those previews just brought back a lot of memories.
I really enjoyed the multiplayer experience for Halo 3 and Reach, but was underwhelmed with Halo 4's. Most notably missing was the post-death cam that was perfect for the uncontested teabag. This needs to return circa Halo 3 and Reach, the tea must be delivered and the victim must watch as their body is given a thorough 'bagging by all members of the opposing team. It is only right. Do the right thing here, 343.
Man thus looks so f'n awesome. .. I can't wait to play it.. it looks and sounds amazing.
man the gameplay looks pretty smooth
that 60fps is so sexy
Oh goodie they remade lockout...AGAIN. Whatever I'm still pumped!