A Thank You to Our Fans from Bonnie Ross
Last month, I promised the Halo and Xbox community that addressing the matchmaking issues and other bugs impacting players’ experience with Halo: The Master Chief Collection was our #1 priority. We’ve been working around the clock deploying weekly content updates and numerous server-side adjustments that have shown good results and we’re encouraged by the feedback we’re hearing from you. Another big hurdle was overcome when we added fan-favorite playlists, such as SWAT and Halo: CE, back to our matchmaking menu and we plan to add more soon. Next week, we’ll release a content update that will add all 10 episodes of the cooperative experience “Spartan Ops” for Halo 4, and will address other issues. I assure you that the team will continue to work on additional content updates to further improve the all-up gameplay experience.
The Sprint Gives You an Inside Look at the Making of Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta
Making a brand-new Halo game isn’t a walk in the park – and over at Halo developer 343 Industries, the team’s creativity and passion is now being funneled into the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, which launches later this month for the fans who have picked up Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We’re excited to give you an unprecedented and exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the development of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, by way of our new six-part digital series, “The Sprint – Making Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta,” debuting later today (7pm ET/4pm PT) on the Halo Channel. “The Sprint” lets viewers step into the lives and meeting rooms of the team that makes Halo 5: Guardians happen. Join 343 Industries and the Halo Channel for this inside look at the creation and evolution of Halo multiplayer.
Xbox Entertainment Blitz: Pandora, Vevo, Telemundo and Bravo Among Others Launching This Week
At Xbox, we’re committed to bringing you the best experiences and as we look back on 2014, we joined forces with some of the top brands in entertainment and gaming to bring you new content on a regular basis. Twitch broadcasting, MLG and ESL Gaming came to Xbox One bringing competitive gaming to a new level. GoPro kicked action sports into high gear with the launch of its new channel on Xbox One. Our partners from MLB.TV, WWE and Team Stream from Bleacher Report brought non-stop action for sports fans. ReddX introduced a first of its kind reddit experience and Plex made Xbox One the first console where the app was available. P90X for Xbox Fitness brought heart-pounding custom routines just in time for the summer. Finally, TV and movie buffs welcomed the additions of Starz Play, MoviePlex Play, Encore Play and the highly anticipated HBO GO app that launched last month and Showtime Anytime last week. From the beginning, our vision for Xbox One has included offering gamers the ability to play the best games and seamlessly switch to the apps, movies and TV shows they love. As the year comes to a close, we’re excited to continue that vision with the addition of a new group of apps on Xbox One including Pandora, Vevo, Bravo and more. See below for more details on each new app joining the platform this week.
The Doctor Will See You Now: Doctor Who Skins Volume II for Minecraft Arrives Tomorrow
Whovians can add a new collection of Time Lords, companions and foes to their Doctor Who-inspired Minecraft universes with the Dec. 18 release of “Doctor Who Skins Volume II” for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition. “Doctor Who Skins Volume II” provides more than 50 new character skins, including the classic Seventh Doctor, Donna Noble, Captain Jack Harkness, monsters and Cybermen. With this skin pack, you can now finally pair K9 with The Tenth Doctor while building a home that is bigger on the inside. The full list of characters in the “Doctor Who Skins Volume II” is below: The Tenth Doctor
The Tenth Doctor – Suit The Eight Doctor The Seventh Doctor The Fifth Doctor The Third Doctor The Second Doctor