Microsoft is still trying to add improvements to its Halo: The Master Chief Collection game and now the plans are to add crossplay (cross-game) between Xbox One/PC in addition to adding full support for Mods.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be getting a new patch that will allow Xbox and PC players to play with each other in multiplayer games, this is a function that many of us were waiting for. This same update will bring graphics improvements to the game mainly in the PC version to unlock the FPS of the title and be able to play to the fullest.
In a statement on its official blog post, 343 Industries detailed their plans to add mods to the game, saying the following:
“Our goal is still to support modding. However, 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. Still, the silver lining here is the EULA which 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.”
The blog post also mentions what all other features are planned for the title:
- Input Based MM
- Sever 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
- Planned to release together: Crossplay, Input Based MM, and Server Region Selection.
- Planned to release together: Custom Game Browser, Per Game Graphics Options, and M&K Support for Xbox
In addition to the above, we are committed to bringing ODST Campaign & Halo 4 on PC, as well ODST Firefight (with updated networking) to both Xbox and PC in 2020.
Recall that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available on Xbox One and PC.