What is Master Chief if not a big daft knight questing his way across outer space? 343 certainly thinks so, with Season 8 of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection dressing our far-future soldiers up in historical cosplay when it arrives next week.
Featuring voiceover that would sound more at home in Skyrim than a far-off ringworld, the latest trailer for the MCC sets the stage for a more historical take on Halo, with bizarre armour sets (opens in new tab) inspired by everything from Roman soldiers and Viking warriors to, uhh, Skeletor.
Fortunately, feudal armour isn't the only thing coming to the MCC next week. Season 8 is bringing the Flood to Halo 3: ODST Firefight (opens in new tab), Halo 3 is getting a new map based on an overhauled Halo 2 classic, and custom game support will be expanded to include Halo 1 and 3 (the former of which now features full mod support (opens in new tab)).
Sadly, it appears Season 8 may be the last major update the MCC sees for some time. With Halo Infinite coming in hot this December, 343 is putting the legacy collection on the backburner—and that while there's still plenty it wants to add to the MCC, Seasonal updates will likely stop (opens in new tab) with this final drop.
Season 8 of Halo: The Master Chief Collection arrives next Wednesday, October 13.