The Master Chief’s long journey through Halo: The Master Chief Collection in its PC version will be extended from Tuesday 12 May with the arrival of Halo 2: Anniversary, as announced by Microsoft and 343 Industries. Like The Master Chief Collection, Halo 2: Anniversary will be as well part of the Xbox Game Pass catalogue, but like the first two games (Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Hal: Reach) it will also be available separately for £9.99.
Halo 2: Anniversary continues the tradition of Halo: Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary by introducing PC-optimised, up to 4K resolution, over 60 frames per second, keyboard and mouse support, ultrawide monitor support, field of view customisation and more. If you don’t want to play with the improved graphics, the title offers the option to switch between the Anniversary and the original 2004 Xbox version.
The Halo 2 campaign takes place shortly after the events recounted in the first instalment, as humanity experiences and celebrates a victory that proves to be fleeting. The Covenant has been wounded in its pride and in response to the affront suffered, it executes a surprise attack against Earth, but soon discovers that it is not sufficiently prepared to defeat the UNSC fleet and is forced to flee.