From Halo Reddit:
As Bonnie Ross told us back in December, 343 is remastering the campaign of Halo 3: ODST for the Xbox One. It was meant to be an apology for the disastrous release of the Master Chief Collection and is supposed to be free for everybody who played the MCC during November 11th and December 19th.
I’m looking forward to this so much. ODST is one hell of a game with an absolutely stunning atmosphere and soundtrack. There is no concrete date yet, but it is said it’s dropping some time in May with another big update for the MCC.
What is the meaning of this? I’m not really sure I understand this news completely. A new Halo? Why Russia?
343 and Saber Interactive are working with Russian publisher Innova Systems on Halo Online, a free-to-play spin-off from the Halo Series, which will be exclusively playable in Russia. It’s created only for the PC and so far there are no plans to bring it to the Xbox One. The Beta will start sometime this spring.
Halo Online will run on a highly modified Halo 3 engine. There will be no single player campaign, just the multiplayer, set on a Spartan training facility aboard a secret UNSC space installation called Anvil. Btw, I love that name! So cool!
I wanna move to Russia just this spring to try this out. It sure looks very cool to me. They mixed features and maps from all Halos into one. You have lots of options to customize your armor or your weapons. The customizable weapons are the most interesting part to me. And it’s not about looks, but effectiveness and strategy.
IGN did a 12 minute feature on the news. Watch here. I’m looking forward to hearing more about Halo Online in the near future!