As part of the ongoing marketing spree for the Halo franchise, in recent months 343 Industries has been pushing Halo: The Master Chief Collection rather hard. And with a new video fans will finally get a deep glance at the state of the game collection when it finally adds Halo: Reach to the roster.
The addition of Halo: Reach to Halo: The Master Chief Collection was announced some time ago, and since then, 343 has been drip-feeding information about the game and its upcoming patches. Halo Reach will drop into battle on Halo: The Master Chief Collection later this year as part of a staggered release schedule.
And as part of a missive on the Halo Waypoint blog, the team behind the project had some great news for Halo fans. The update had a ton of details to share. For one thing, the new competitive Seasons system that will encourage more players to take part in the game via new events and challenges is coming. Seasons will work like content cycles in any other shooter, with limited-time windows to take part and special rewards for those that hit milestones. This will all tie into the new progression system which will track player unlocks across all games and Seasons.
The developers also dropped some new 4K gameplay of Reach running within MCC. Check out the gameplay footage down below.
Another cool announcement with this reveal is the reveal that the team will be doing a one time copy of all maps and gametypes currently uploaded to the series’ file share system from all previous versions of the game on Xbox 360. So that’s any map or mode you may have uploaded in the original versions of Halo 3, Reach and 4 on Xbox 360. This means that all of the legacy maps and content you created for the Halo games will finally make the jump to the MCC.
However, the Theater and Forge content will take some time to land on MCC on PC. Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s PC lead producer told gamers that “We’re investigating what the best solution is for both Forge and Theater on PC. We know that to create a true PC first experience for both where it’s full mouse and keyboard support is an undetermined amount of work at this point,” he said.
No date has been shared for this transfer, although as Reach gets closer on Xbox One and PC, 343 will be sure to let us know.