343 Industries Announces Halo Channel Interactive Digital Network, New Halo 2 Anniversary Sanctuary Gameplay and Screens

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343 Industries studio head Bonnie Ross took the stage at Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 press conference to announce the Halo Channel, previously Halo Waypoint, an interactive digital network that will act as the central hub for all your upcoming Halo experiences on Xbox One

In addition, 343 Industries also confirmed Sanctuary as the fourth classic Halo 2 map to be remade in Halo 2 Anniversary and announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection multiplayer will feature a skill-based matchmaking system with identical levelling to Halo 2.

Watch a full multiplayer match on Sanctuary in Halo 2 Anniversary below, shout-casted by Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez:

UPDATE: Here are 10 high-resolution screens of Sanctuary in Halo 2 Anniversary:

Lastly, you can catch some additional Halo 2 Anniversary single player campaign gameplay below:

Halo: The Master Chief Collection drops on Xbox One this November 11.

Keep an eye on Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gamescom Showdown August 13-16, a 4v4 Halo 2 Anniversary tournament brought to you by ESL which you’ll be able to watch on Twitch. Exact schedule details can be found here.