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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will see major changes in 2020

Cross-play, mod support, per game graphics options and performance improvements are coming

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will see major changes in 2020

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will see major changes in 2020

2020 has already been a big year for Halo, seeing the releases of several classic Halo titles on PC as well as the gameplay debut of Halo Infinite. Now, 343 Industries has confirmed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will receive major changes before the end of 2020, adding support for PC/Xbox Crossplay and a variety of other new features. 

On Xbox systems, support for mouse/keyboard controls will be added to the game, as well as a selection of performance optimisations. These optimisations will impact both the PC and Xbox versions of the collection, giving all players better game performance. Input-based matchmaking will also allow gamers to be paired with those who utilise similar input methods. 

On PC, The Master Chief Collection will receive per-game graphics and audio options, FPS cap/adjustment options, and support for both Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4. On PC, Microsoft is also planning to give gamers dedicated mod support. Below is what Microsoft has to say regarding mod support. 

  

    There has not been a lot of communication from us on this and I’ve been asked about this a lot when speaking to people in the community. Our goal is still to support modding, but due to shift in development priorities that tends to happen over the course of a project, modding has continued to get pushed back over the past 6 or so months. The good news here is that we have reached a point where we are now able to spend some cycles to get the conversations, design, and planning going again. I am also now in active iteration on the EULA that lays out the ground rules for modding and player generated content with our legal team.

I understand this will be disappointing news to many of you, but the silver lining here is the EULA is in late stages. Once it is ready, we will re-assess what we can accomplish in the short, mid, and long-term timelines. Modding is close to my heart so I hope to be able to ramp this effort up more soon.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will see major changes in 2020  

FEATURES PLANNED FOR RELEASE IN 2020

- Crossplay
- Input Based MM
- Server Region Selection
- Custom Game Browser
- Per Game Graphics Options
- Per Game Audio Options
- M&K Support for Xbox
- PC Fileshare
- Double Keybinds for all games
- Viewmodel adjustments for all games
- In game FPS Cap/Adjustments
- Steam Account Linking



Halo: ODST will become available to Halo Insiders over the coming weeks for early testing, after which the game will release to the PC market. The game will include ODST's campaign mode and Firefight mode. 

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03-08-2020, 20:56:47

Digikid
Oh good. You corrected the spelling errors on the article and fixed "assing" to adding and "sever" to server.


Told you spell check is a good thing.





P.S. I always copy my responses here to a notepad file.Quote

04-08-2020, 03:11:27

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digikid View Post
Oh good. You corrected the spelling errors on the article and fixed "assing" to adding and "sever" to server.


Told you spell check is a good thing.





P.S. I always copy my responses here to a notepad file.
Theres also a polite method to send a DM to the author rather than ridiculing someone trying to bring you the latest info

In your words: "politeness, use it"


I'm a little surprised Halo MCC still makes the news though, given its been going on for a couple of years now. I tried some of the PC versions and they just didnt scream to me. Maybe its my nostalgia for them wasnt as great as I hoped.Quote

04-08-2020, 04:16:23

tgrech
Halo MCC only partly launched on PC in December tbf and won't be fully released until later in the year. They're developing it at a rapid pace now though with a new game every 2 or 3 months. The Xbox version was a lifetime ago though yeah.Quote
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