Microsoft has announced that Lockout will join Halo 2 multiplayer maps Ascension, Coagulation, Sanctuary, and Zanzibar in being reimagined for the upcoming compilation Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Max Hoberman, president of Certain Affinity and one of Halo 2’s lead designers, described some of the changes to the three-level map: “most prominent among these are a bit of cover added to the ‘Elbow,’ the long walkway connecting the grav lift to the sniper tower, and a dynamic element that should help counter an entrenched group of enemies.” Lockout will also be one of the levels playable at the Xbox Booth (#412, #422, #432) at PAX Prime. 343 Industries will be hosting a number of events at PAX, including a signing, a panel, and a weekend-long tournament, details of which can be found below. Gamers not attending can check out a livestream of the events at the Halo Twitch channel.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is scheduled to launch on November 11 for Xbox One.
Below is the PAX Prime schedule – for additional details, please visit Halo Waypoint.
Friday, August 29:
• “Halo” PAX Prime Showdown Qualifiers
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ASTRO Gaming Booth #842
Skullcandy Gaming Booth #3117
Saturday, August 30:
• “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” Panel
“Halo” and the Journey of The Master Chief
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Benaroya Hall
“Halo: The Master Chief” Collection Panel Signing
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
• PAX Prime Showdown Tournament
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Twitch.tv – Halo
Sunday, August 31
• PAX Prime Showdown Tournament Finals
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Grand finals: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Twitch.tv – Halo
Official Site: Halo.Xbox.com