Halo 5: Guardians‘ collector’s edition costs the princely sum of $250. For your money you get a statue, a whopping great box, a model and a download code for the game.
Now, in response to fans who expressed disappointment that the package doesn’t contain a physical copy of the game, developer 343 Industries has said that fans will be able to exchange the code for a disc at no added cost.
The news will be welcomed by those who felt cheated by the lack of a physical copy of the game. After all, when you’ve spent so much money and considering the plethora of loot the Collector’s Edition comes with, why not go the whole hog and get the disc, too?
“Today, we’re able to confirm that for those who would like a physical disc, we’ll provide an option for fans to exchange their digital copy for a physical copy at no additional cost,” 343 wrote in a post on Halo Waypoint. “We’ll get into details as we get closer to launch, and we’d like to once again thank you for the feedback.”
Halo 5: Guardians drops for the Xbox One on October 27, and will continue the storyline started in Halo 4. 343 is keeping the finer details of the story under wraps for now, but we do know that Master Chief has been declared a rogue agent and that a new Spartan – Locke – is on a mission to take him down. Recent footage shown at this year’s E3 appears to suggest that Master Chief is now in control of the Protheans, the cybernetic antagonists of the previous game.
Take a look at Halo 5‘s showing at E3 2015 below.