This past long weekend was a good one for Halo fans.
Not only did key members of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection development team have a few exciting announcements to make during a panel at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington, thousands of gamers also watched the Halo 2 Anniversary PAX Prime Showdown where some of the world’s top Halo teams competed for 1st place and $5,000 in cash.
In addition, the 343 Industries panel held a signing inside Seattle’s Paramount Theater where diehard fans were able to score some free swag and ask for autographs from their favorite developers.
To top it all off, Halo 2 Anniversary multiplayer on Xbox One was also playable on the PAX Prime show floor, open to all attendees, and included access to three remade classic Halo 2 maps; Ascension, Sanctuary, and the just-announced Lockout.
While we can’t provide those who missed out with any autographs, nor can we score you any hands-on time with Halo 2 Anniversary multiplayer, we can recap what went on during the developer panel and PAX Prime Showdown.
Below, we’ve embedded the rebroadcast of the entire Halo: The Master Chief Collection Panel, as well as Day 1 and Day 2 of the PAX Prime Showdown. You can refer to the time stamps if you’d like to skip to specific sections.
So, check it out, get caught up, and tell us in the comments what some of your favorite announcements or moments were!
UPDATE: 343 Industries has updated their YouTube page with three of the videos that were presented during the panel — a Halo: Nightfall Behind The Scenes Vidoc, a Halo: The Master Chief Collection Audio Demo, and an overview of the Halo 2 Anniversary map, Lockout. You can catch them right here and even more in the entire panel below:
Halo and the Journey of the Master Chief – Panel Highlights
Halo and the Journey of the Master Chief
Halo and the Journey of the Master Chief – Entire Panel
00:12 – Frank O’connor Introduction
02:07 – 405th Cosplay Presentation and Halo Proposal
06:30 – Dan Ayoub on Halo: The Master Chief Collection
09:15 – Kiki Wolfkill on Halo: Nightfall
11:00 – Halo: Nightfall ViDoc
17:20 – Kiki Wolfkill on Halo Channel
18:40 – Halo Channel Trailer
20:20 – Dan Ayoub on Halo 2 Anniversary Audio
21:30 – Paul Lispon on Halo 2 Anniversary Audio Announcements
23:45 – Halo 2 Anniversary Musical Score Excerpt
25:50 – Halo 2 Anniversary Misha Mansoor Excerpt
27:25 – Halo 2 Anniversary Steve Vai Excerpt
29:15 – Paul Lipson on Halo 2 Anniversary Sound Effects
31:20 – Halo 2 Anniversary vs. Halo 2 Legacy Sound Effects Demo
33:40 – Max Hoberman on Halo 2 Anniversary Lockout Remake
42:10 – Halo 2 Anniversary Lockout Map Video Overview
44:50 – Dan Ayoub on Halo 2 Anniversary Forge
46:50 – Dan Ayoub on Halo 3 running at 60 FPS and 1080p + Campaign Demo
51:20 – Halo: The Master Chief Collection Q&A
Halo: The Master Chief Collection PAX Prime Showdown – Day 1
Halo: The Master Chief Collection PAX Prime Showdown – Day 2
Grand Finale Game 1 starts 10:08:00