Microsoft wasn't about to let its Gamescom 2014 media briefing end without mention of its prized Halo series. With that said, Microsoft announced the official Halo Channel.
The Halo Channel features an Xbox One-style dashboard, offering access to numerous Halo in-game features, bios on all the series' characters, behind-the-scenes goodness, and portals to original content like the upcoming Halo: Nightfall original series. Users will also jump into the Halo Channel to get access the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta as soon as it's ready.
343 also had some cool tidbits for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, noting that a Halo 2-style ranking system will be in place for multiplayer, with the classic Sanctuary map on full display during the presentation. Halo: The Master Chief Collection will arrive in November.