The Halo Channel is essentially Halo Waypoint 2.0 giving Halo fans the best in transmedia entertainment all from the comfort of your living room. Continuing their coverage of The Master Chief Collection, IGN sits down with Kiki Wolfkill, Executive Producer for 343 Industries to give them a tour of the app when it launches November 11th on Xbox One. Just like your other Xbox One apps, you’ll be able to control the Halo Channel with SmartGlass. The Halo Channel has interactive features that allows fans to dive into more of the Halo Universe relevant to what they’re watching or browsing powered by the Halo Encyclopedia. All the content is broken down into different sections that can be accessed by the guide including Halo originals, news, eSports, etc. Watching videos will earn you awards and unlockables that you’ll be able to use in upcoming Halo titles. Kiki specifically mentioned in her interview with IGN that watching episodes of Nightfall will unlock in-game items for TMCC and the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta that may carry over to the final game. Twitch integration will be sortable by pro players, friends, and most viewed streams so you can hop in and get an interactive ESPN-like experience with Halo streamers. The Halo Channel will be releasing on Xbox One and Windows 8 in November with a Windows Phone release in the works.
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