Microsoft dedicated a lot of time in the Xbox Gamescom media briefing to Halo. Along with revealing some new Halo: Master Chief Collection gameplay, they also revealed the Halo Channel and revealed that the Halo 5: Guardians beta will launch on December 29th, available to owners of the Master Chief collection.

The Halo Channel is a new feature which will be available both online and within the Master Chief collection. In the Halo Channel, you will be able to view, rate and comment on each episode of Halo: Nightfall, the new episodic series which gives players a sneak preview of the Halo 5 story. It will also feature exclusive previews, behind-the-scenes videos and interviews with the developers and will be updated into the future.

Additionally, 343 Industries announced that the Halo 5: Guardians beta will be available to Xbox One owners of the Master Chief Collection for three weeks, starting December 29th! See below for a quick look at a remastered level from Halo 2: