This wasn't the matchmaking solution we were hoping for, but a Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One bundle still seems like a match made in heaven.

The Xbox Wire announced that Microsoft has released a new Xbox One bundle. Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle features our favorite Spartan/Covenant anthology packaged together with the Big M's new current-gen console. Microsoft has been pulling out all the stops when it comes to promoting more sales of the Xbox One, such as multiple bundles, discounts and slashing the system's price by $50 this past January (again), which means the current-gen console war is getting serious. This bundle makes perfect sense, as the Halo series has always been an Xbox-defining game for many years. The Xbox One/Master Chief Collection bundle contains an Xbox One console (duh) and a digital download code for the Halo anthology. Unfortunately, the new Kinect will not be included with this package and is sold separately.

In case you were on the wall about getting a current-gen Xbox, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is one of the best reasons to own one. It features full versions of Halo 1-4, including the rebuilt Halo 2: Anniversary Edition. All of its 45 campaign missions, 100+ multiplayer maps and multiple Spartan Ops missions have a 60 fps and 1080p display. The Master Chief Collection also gives you access to Halo: Nightfall, Ridley Scott's live-action digital series that will bridge the gap between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. This Halo anthology joins the ranks of Sunset Overdrive, Titanfall and Assassin's Creed Unity and Black Flag as being top tier games to be packaged in a bundle with the Xbox One. We have a feeling Halo 5: Guardians will be in a future Xbox One bundle in the next year or two.

This new Xbox One bundle should be at most major retailers now for the price of $349. Since the bundle is brand new, we suggest calling and checking in with your local game retailer first before showing up to the store, not finding one and blaming us for them not having it yet.