Halo Waypoint split into Intel, Career

Microsoft details Xbox Live destination.

Upcoming Xbox Live destination Halo Waypoint will be broken in two sections, one focusing on Intel and the other on Career.

Intel is the central point for all Halo content, according to Jason Pace, creative director. Here be videos, articles, fiction, screenshots, tips/tricks and more. There will be "exclusive content you won't be able to get anywhere else", such as the Halo Legends animated series, said Pace during a video presentation (caught by Joystiq).

Waypoint will offer new content "every day", some of which will come from the community as well as Microsoft.

Career is the part that tracks member progress across multiple Halo games which, at launch, will be Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Wars and all the associated DLC.

Career converts Achievements into an overall ranking and recognition system, which is broken into milestones and rewards. Milestones are based on total Halo gamerscore, whereas awards are given for groups of related Halo 3 Achievements. The Vehicle Specialist award is given for a earning a minimum number of vehicle-related Achievements, for instance - and will improve in tier as you earn more.

"Keep an eye on your career: we're just beginning with Waypoint and there's a lot more to come," concluded Pace.

Halo Waypoint will be added to the Games on Demand section of Xbox Live from 5th November - Bonfire Night. Silver members will have access for "a limited time after launch". Take a look at the video overview over on EGTV for more details on what to expect from the service.

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