Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s launch in 2014 was one of the worst launches that has ever happened in gaming, with numerous server issues making the game’s online component pretty much broken for months. While the developer did commit to fixing the problems in the months following the game’s launch, there are still issues to this day that are nagging the game.
However, fans of the game will be pleased to know that developer 343 Industries has not given up on it yet. 343’s community manager, Brian Jarrard, recently answered some questions on Reddit regarding the game, where he was asked about The Master Chief Collection getting more updates. He responded with the following:
“As I’ve stated before, there are a lot of legitimate issues and while it’s unfortunate that some people have been driven to such extreme measures of expressing their dissatisfaction it doesn’t mean the game isn’t without its problems. One thing you and others have genuinely helped with is re-surfacing some key recurring, big ticket issues that at least for me (someone relatively new) has been very helpful and getting up to speed and trying to have internal conversations across the team”
He concludes by saying “I wish I had definitive info for you but right now the future of MCC is still unknown but I wouldn’t say the ship has totally sailed yet. Conversations are still being had, assessments are still being made and at a minimum I hope to make good on my pledge to either give fans a legitimate status update or, barring that, face it head on and even if it’s not the news everyone wants, accept it and move forward.”
It’s ridiculous that we’re 2 years after the game’s launch and the collection still isn’t where it should be, but at least those still holding on have the potential for their patience to be rewarded. It’s just a shame that the game had to leave such an awful first impression, turning away a large chunk of the playerbase permanently due to how bad it was.