Back in November, we finally saw Halo 4 arrive as the final entry for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. It marked a long and remarkable journey for developer 343 Industries as the company finally completed the task of bringing every mainline Halo game into the collection minus Halo 5. Since December 2019, we have seen the collection grow from one game to an impressive collection of six games in rapid time. One would forgive 343 Industries for wanting to take a break, but that is not happening. A new update for The Master Chief Collection also came with some notes that hint at future features for the now content-complete collection.
Crossplay is high on the minds of PC and Xbox players, and that is something that’s still being looked at. With the launch of Halo 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection saw cross-play added for multiplayer, custom games, Forge mode, and the co-op Firefight mode. While campaigns are not part of the equation just yet, things could change. 343’s Dana Jerpback shared that the team is looking into the possibilities at the moment. However, the efforts could be blocked by the limitations of older code.
The topic of four-player co-op in regards to Halo and Halo 2 has also been a topic of discussion. On this front, community manager Postums suggests that fans may need to look towards modders to make it happen. The team has other more pressing matters to work on for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. As such, the increased mod support might just help pave the way for that to be a reality.
Lost content is definitely high on 343 Industries’ list, but it is not anything particularly significant. In this case, it will most likely be cut designs rather than substantial gameplay additions.
Ending off the note, Postums shared that while Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now technically complete, work will still carry on. Bugs will be resolved, while new content and features are still in the pipeline. That is definitely music to our ears.