Seemingly leaked all the way back in April, Xbox finally announced at Gamescom 2018 that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to Game Pass on September 1st.
The debut of The Master Chief Collection on Game Pass will also mark the launch date for a highly anticipated summer update that will hopefully fix the collection’s biggest issues with, above all, matchmaking. The update will also introduce offline LAN and faster load times, as well as customizable install options, which means you’ll be able to download the Halo games you want and skip the ones you don’t (looking at you, Halo 4).
With a little luck, the update will finally inject new life into a game that experienced countless issues at launch. It was so bad at one point that developer 343 Industries was giving out refunds for digital copies. We’ll see if the servers can handle having the collection on Game Pass and an influx of returning players who haven’t touched the collection for years after the embarrassing slew of launch issues.
Meanwhile, 343 Industries debuted its teaser for Halo: Infinite—which is basically Halo 6—during E3 2018, even though the trailer itself was basically just an advertisement for the new Slipspace engine. If all goes well, at least a rejuvenated Master Chief Collection will give Halo players something to jump into while they’re waiting for Infinite. Or they could play Halo 5, I guess.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available on Xbox One.
Source: Xbox Wire