Are Halo 3’s Graphics Better In The Master Chief Collection?

Watch the video above from GamesHQMedia and judge for yourself if Halo 3 looks better in the upcoming Master Chief Collection. 343 Industries says that the game will be running at 1080p and 60fps but does it really look any better? Granted it’s tough to tell in a two minute video from a PAX panel.

Long time Halo fans may remember that back when Halo 3 first released there was somewhat of a controversy about the game not running at 720p. At the time, Bungie was still in charge of the game and favored the lower resolution in order to provide a consistent frame rate. So here we are again discussing resolution and frame rate to determine which, if either, is more important.

The first two Halo games had a bigger jump to make when coming to the Xbox One anyway. Having been on the original Xbox and not the Xbox 360, the resources were much more limited. Halo 3 already looked much more polished than its predecessors just because it was developed on the Xbox 360.

At any rate, pun intended, I just want to play the game again. Halo 3 was my first Halo experience and it hooked me into the entire Halo universe. Who else is just excited at the prospect of playing Halo again, be it the remastered games or upcoming beta?

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Paul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found here at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!


  1. It’s hard to tell just from a video. I felt the same way watching the Resident Evil HD Remaster trailer. Everything looks fuzzy and nothing really looks any better.

  2. The difference is there, but it is extremely slight. However, there is a bit more detail in the armor and environment as well as a smoother look to the gameplay. I will only be able to tell for sure once I’m playing the game though.

    To answer the question, I’m extremely excited to replay all the games in the Master Chief collection. I started Halo at the very beginning and played them a they came out so I am looking forward to playing through 1 and 2 with better graphics more than 3 and 4 however, I will still play through them all.

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