Halo 3 in Master Chief Collection Differences with Original Explained; Looks Fantastic in 1080p/60FPS

By Giuseppe Nelva

August 13, 2014

So far 343 Industries and Microsoft showcased mostly Halo 2 Anniversary to promote the Halo: The Master Chief collection, but yesterday members of the press got a little behind closed doors sneak peek on how the remastered version of Halo 3 looks like.

Not only it looks really fantastic, despite not having received “the full Anniversary treatment” since the original graphics were much more modern than those of Halo 2, but the 343 Industries rep on site explained some of the differences with the original.

The game plays so much smoother and so much faster at 1080p and 60 frames per second, but resolution isn’t the only thing that has been changed. Extensive work has been done on the lighting model and on the shaders in order to modernize the game’s looks.

The foiliage and the water also benefit greatly from the higher pixel count.

Unfortunately no footage for public consumption was released, but 343i promised that they’re going to show it down the line.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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