Halo 3 turns 10 years old, celebrate with nostalgic Halo 5 playlist
Halo 3 is now a decade old.
It's been 10 years (and 1 day) since Halo 3 launched on Xbox 360, and Microsoft wants to help you celebrate the anniversary.
A limited-time playlist featuring some of Halo 3's most iconic maps from the golden age of Xbox Live has been added to Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One. The Halo 3 Classic Throwback playlist invites you to revisit maps such as Guardian, Boundless (Snowbound), The Pit, Citadel, Isolation, High Ground, and Ghost Town, which have been lovingly recreated for Halo 5 using the forge tool.
Purists will be happy to know that 343 Studios has tweaked elements of Halo 5's gameplay to feel more like Halo 3 when playing in the Throwback playlist. Changes include disabling Spartan abilities and increasing jump height.
343 boss Bonnie Ross shared some thoughts about the anniversary in a celebratory blog post:
"The launch of Halo 3 was a bittersweet moment for me on so many levels. I loved Halo 3, especially taking a road trip down Tsavo Highway, which is one of my all-time favorite Halo missions. That scenic drive, with so many very satisfying road kill opportunities, is something I’ll always remember. But it was also a time when Bungie and people we had worked closely with for eight years were leaving to pursue their next dream. In many ways, I think of Halo 3 as Bungie’s love letter to the fans and that letter still resonates with me personally to this day."
Take a look at the Halo 3 launch trailer above and let us know your favourite Halo memory in the comments section.
Tags: Xbox-One, Xbox-360
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