Halo The Master Chief Collection Maps: Fan-Favorite Lockout Is The Next Remastered Halo 2 Anniversary Map
Fan-favorite Lockout is the next Halo 2 map to get a full remake in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Images have been released, below, showing off the new map--Gamespot also posted before and after comparison screenshots of the original map and the remastered version, demonstrating the massive improvements between the Xbox and Xbox One graphics.
Lockout was a popular competitive setting due to its well-balanced design and combination of narrow choke points and longer open areas. A remake, Blackout, was released as part of a DLC map pack for Halo 3, but slight changes to the map's geometry ruined some sight lines and the overall feel of the map was not the same.
This version seems to be, like all of the Halo 2 Anniversary Edition remakes in The Master Chief Collection, a more true and exact recreation of the original--but there will be some small changes.
"Lockout was hands-down the most popular small arena-style map in Halo 2," Halo 2 Lead Designer Max Hoberman told Gamespot. "We're thrilled to be bringing this fan-favorite back, and are paying close attention to the details and subtleties that made the original great while also making a couple of very careful, very calculated enhancements."
"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. Of course this can be disabled in Forge for players who want a near-match of the original experience."
Lockout is the fifth of six Halo 2 maps being recreated in The Master Chief Collection, joining a list that so far includes Sanctuary, Zanzibar, Coagulation, and Ascension. The last map has yet to be announced--any guesses?