Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s first big update of 2018 will arrive this summer, developer 343 Industries has revealed.
“There’s a lot going on with the MCC update and we’ve tried to be up front and clear about what’s considered a day one must-have, what’s being evaluated for further down the road, and still what other things are just pie-in-the-sky considerations for the future,” the developer wrote. “To help manage expectations I wanted to clarify the current plan of record regarding what you can expect to be available when the retail version of MCC receives its first true patch.
“There’s currently no firm ETA to share publicly, but assuming flighting and dependencies go as planned – which is honestly a potentially risky assumption with a project of this complexity – we’re targeting release of the first patch sometime later this Summer.”
According to an update on Halo Waypoint, the patch will include Xbox One X visual upgrades, HDR calibration settings, network and matchmaking improvements, and updates to various UI and UX elements. A full list of planned changes can be found below:
- Intelligent Install
- Xbox One X Visual Enhancements
- HDR/SDR Calibration Settings
- Networking and Matchmaking Improvements (Continuous Matchmaking, Network/Multiplayer API updates)
- P1 & P2 Bug Fixes
- LAN Support
- UI & UX Updates (Main Menu, Title Screen Video, Button States/Highlight States)
343 notes that previously announced changes, such as the custom game browser, will not be included in this first update, but are high on the list to be included in the next round of additions.
“As we’ve stated all along, this MCC project is viewed as an ongoing process and partnership with our community – the team has ambitious goals for the title that involves a steady stream of rolling updates (and continuous public testing) well after the initial retail patch,” the developer added. “We’ll continue to keep you abreast of these features, priorities, and targets as the project progresses.”
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available now on Xbox One.