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Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets a worldwide release date; Halo 4’s “Spartan Ops” to come in December

Microsoft and 343 Industries advised over the weekend that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will now have an 11 November release date worldwide.

Previously, the game was to be available from 11 November in North America and 14 November across the rest of the world. While most regions will get the game on 11 November, there are still some exceptions: Belgium on 12 November, Japan on 13 November and France on 14 November.

“Some fans expressed disappointment in our original planned release date of November 11 in North America and November 14 in several other territories around the world. We heard you loud and clear,” 343 Executive Producer Dan Ayoub advised. “Given the social aspects of the experience, we were really happy to get it as close to a simultaneous worldwide release as possible so that we can all celebrate on November 11 and start playing together.”

Ayoub also confirmed that the game is a 45GB digital download, and either digital or physical versions of the game will require a 20GB update.

“Yes, the update is large, but we weren’t about to cut corners to save disc space,” he said. “This ensures that you are getting every bit of Halo goodness we can fit in. Our work is not done, however, as we continue to tune, tweak and optimize the online experience to ensure a smooth multiplayer launch.”

Additionally, Halo 4‘s “Spartan Ops” won’t make it in the 11 November release, rather coming in December instead.

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