343 Industries community manager Brian Jarrard responds to gamer concerns about Halo: The Master Chief Collection and lets players know the game’s issues aren’t forgotten.
When Halo: The Master Chief Collection released in 2014, it came with a number of crippling issues that kept many players from enjoying the multiplayer features. While developer 343 Industries has worked to correct as many issues as possible in The Master Chief Collection, there are still quite a few lingering issues that have plagued many players since launch.
Fortunately, it seems the developer may still be working to correct as many issues as possible. 343 Industries’ community manager, Brian Jarrard, took to Reddit to respond to fans’ concerns about lingering issues within The Master Chief Collection, and to provide a little hope for those who are still hoping for fixes. Jarrard said:
“[T]he 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.”
Jarrard admitted there are still quite a few “legitimate issues” players are experiencing, and recognizes that these issues have driven some players to “extreme measures of expressing their dissatisfaction”. Fortunately for those who fall within this group, Jarrard and his team haven’t forgotten about the issues, and are making it a focus of their work this year. Jarrard said:
“This is top of mind for me as we start the new year so please know that you and everyone else who plays MCC on a daily basis are not forgotten.”
Jarrard didn’t provide any timeline for when such fixes could be expected, and also didn’t call out any specific issues that the team at 343 Industries may focus on. That said, hopefully the developer can get these problems ironed out quickly. The game is in its third year, yet still boasts a healthy player base who would appreciate any updates they can get.
With Halo Wars 2 slated for release next month, and the potential for Halo 6 to release later this year or early next year, Master Chief Collection players are anxious to see as many fixes produced as possible before the teams at 343 Industries shift their focus to other projects.
What do you think about Jarrard’s comments about The Master Chief Collection? What updates or fixes would you still like to see?
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is currently available on Xbox One.