Halo developer, 343 Industries, looks to have teased a big change coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The dev revealed the news during a recent MCC Weekly Flighting and Development Update.
Among other things, such as additional keybindings, more ways to customize controls, and FOV sliders on both current and next-gen consoles, 343 noted “and maybe a new place and way to play.”
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Before you go off thinking it’s coming to another console, like the PS5 or Nintendo Switch, it’s probably not as both consoles are direct competition in their field. Adding their own first-party game to a competitor’s roster isn’t what you’d expect, nor is it really all that smart unless you have a good game plan.
What’s In Store For Halo?
While it’s unlikely, the idea of Microsoft launching its beloved Master Chief to other consoles would be unprecedented, but also perhaps a good move, if done right, especially if they’d keep its exclusivity mostly tied to the Xbox. Think of it like this, people who get roped into the exploits of Master Chief for the first time might be more open to nabbing an Xbox Series X|S, too, down the line if the next entry to the Halo franchise piques their interest.
Even though The Master Chief Collection isn’t probably jumping consoles, odds are, the title is making its way to the Epic Games Store, something that isn’t a new thing for Microsoft-published games. This has happened at least one other time with Undead Labs’ 2018 sequel, State of Decay 2.
Sure, it wasn’t that long ago for the adoption, having been out for a whole year before it hit the Epic Games Store, but at the same time, Master Chief is basically the entire face of the Xbox’s branding, it’s what everyone knows. Do you really think they’d let its competition prosper off of their respected IP?
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