Here’s some good news for those of you planning to jump to the Xbox One X next month: Microsoft and 343 Industries confirmed today that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be updated to take full advantage of the new console. That Microsoft would return to the biggest Halo compilation ever to grant it support for its latest console isn’t really that surprising, but it’s good to have that confirmation nevertheless.
Not only that, but 343 Industries will also use this opportunity to revisit some bugs that slipped through the cracks the first time around. Xbox One early adopters will remember the poor state Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched in. Not only was the release riddled with bugs, but multiplayer was practically broken for many players at launch.
Of course, many of those problems have since been fixed, and what problems remain should be taken care of when 343 returns to upgrade the game for the Xbox One X. The announcement was made on Twitter and, given the platform used for the reveal, it doesn’t delve into too many specifics about what enhancements will be made to the game. Still, we can probably expect an upgrade to 4K resolution, which is the major selling point of the Xbox One X.
It’ll be good to have the Master Chief Collection along for the ride with the Xbox One X. One of the earlier titles for the Xbox One, Halo: MCC packages the original Halo up through Halo 4 together in one game, perhaps most importantly bringing their multiplayer modes into the current generation. Its litany of launch issues aside, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is basically a Halo fan’s ideal compilation.
You never know, too – with Microsoft recently recommitting to PC as a gaming platform, 343 could also use this as a chance to port the Master Chief Collection over to Windows 10. That’ll probably never happen, given the fact that Halo is one of the biggest reasons to pick up an Xbox One, but a Halo fan can dream, can’t he? Halo: The Master Chief Collection will receive these updates sometime in 2018, and we’ll keep our ear to ground for more.