As far as messes are concerned in the gaming industry, some titles go through a rigorous ordeal of updates and patch for as long as they operate, while other more unfortunate ones are often scrapped entirely. Even though the scene might not be that problematic for the recently released Halo: The Master Chief Collection, it hasn't been a bed of roses either.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been a mess since release, to say the least. So much so that the game has been bombarded with regular updates, most of which have been fixes to maintain stability. And in what's really been a strange turn of events, the next big update for the game will actually consist of a beta testing for the game. Yeah! That's how bad the situation is.
It's disappointing that even months after the release of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the game has to be categorised in the 'still broken' section. The upcoming update with a beta test in it actually gives you a clear picture of how badly the developers want to rid the game of any existing problems.
"In recent weeks, we have been conducting extensive internal testing of an upcoming content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Given the scale of the update, which includes changes to the matchmaking experience and party system, we are expanding testing to include select members of the Xbox One Preview program to ensure the official release is the best possible experience for all players," the official page states.
As decided, 343 Industries is set to run a beta test later this month in order to facilitate a big update in the hope of solving issues related to the game's matchmaking capabilities. As of now, Xbox One users in North America are eligible to sign up, even test out the changes that are being made to the matchmaking feature and the party system.
If you are still wondering why 343 is testing the content update in the Xbox One Preview program, here is the information, in the words of the developer: "In recent weeks, 343 Industries has been conducting extensive internal testing of the upcoming content update."
"However, given the scale of the update, which includes changes to the Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking experience and party system, we are opening it up to members of the Xbox One Preview program to provide additional testing in an 'at home' environment to ensure the official release is the best possible experience for players," the page adds.
Interested players can sign up here. Stay tuned for more updates!