MULTI Halo: The Master Chief Collection will get Xbox-PC cross-play in 2020

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Input-based matchmaking and keyboard and mouse support, too


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As 343 Industries approaches its release date for Halo Infinite, its still committed to updating Halo: The Master Chief Collection, its compilation of Halo games on Windows PC and Xbox One.

In particular, the developer said in an update on the Halo website that it’s looking to bringing cross-play, keyboard and mouse support on Xbox, and input-based matchmaking to The Master Chief Collection by the end of 2020. Cross-play, input-based matchmaking, and server region selection are expected to launch together, with a custom game browser and mouse and keyboard support for Xbox launching as a package.

Cross-play means that players across Xbox consoles and Windows PC will be able to play together. Input-based matchmaking and keyboard and mouse support enhance that. Input-based matchmaking means you’ll likely be matched with players using the same input device (like a controller or keyboard and mouse) as you. Keyboard and mouse support, of course, gives console players the option to use the peripherals.


Mouse and keyboard support was added to Xbox One in 2018, but it remains available on a game-by-game basis. If developers want to add it to their games, they can — but they don’t have to.

Microsoft and 343 Industries released The Master Chief Collection on PC in 2019, first with Halo: Reach. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo 3 have since been added to the collection. Next up is Halo 3: ODST, which is expected to come to PC soon — a testing period is planned for this month, according to the blog post. Halo Infinite, the next-gen Halo game for Xbox Series X, is slated for its release on Xbox Series X and Windows PC this holiday season.
 

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Halo 4 coming to Master Chief Collection next week


Coming to PC on Nov. 17



343 Industries announced Monday that Halo 4 will be released on Windows PC, as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, on Nov. 17. The remastered campaign is the last game to be added to the collection, it said. A trailer for Halo 4 was released on YouTube alongside the announcement.

Halo 4 was originally released in 2012 on Xbox 360, but later come to Xbox One as part of The Master Chief Collection. The story begins after the events of Halo 3, where Master Chief and Cortana were flung into space.


It’s the final game to be added to The Master Chief Collection, following Halo 3: ODST, which was released on Sept. 22. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 3: ODST, and Halo: Reach are all also part of the lineup. The full collection of games is available for $39.99, but players can also choose to buy each game individually for $9.99. (Halo 3: ODST is actually the outlier at $4.99.)

The Master Chief Collection will have to hold you over on Halo games until 2021, which is when Halo Infinite, the next game in the franchise, will be released. Originally slated to launch alongside this year’s next-gen consoles, Halo Infinite was delayed to 2021 in August. However, on Nov. 17 The Master Chief Collection will be optimized for the Xbox Series X and Series S — free for people who own the game already. All games are expected to run at 120 frames per second in multiplayer and in the single-player campaign.
 

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Halo 3 is the only game in the collection that maintains the target frame time of 8.33ms over 90% of the time and suffers from less than 2000 torn frames. And this is at 1080p. Yikes!
 
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