Every Halo Game Will Have A Beta From Now On


The Halo: Master Chief Collection is a great little deal, but when it first came out it was a tangled mess with major online issues that marred the entire experience. It wasn't pretty and it means that Halo 5 is under a very watchful eye now because of it.

In the new GameInformer (via Gamespot), 343 head Bonnie Ross has talked about the collection and how the developer is going to combat similar issues happening in the future. She said that originally the plan was to ship all the games separately, but that they may have over reached on the project.

In hindsight, it would probably have been better to ship the four games separately. And I think that fans would've loved that. We wanted to do more. We wanted it to be this gift to the fans

So how are 343 going to avoid this in the future? By doing Betas naturally. Ross rather emphatically said that no Halo game will ever launch without one again.

There is so much we learned with the Halo 5 beta. There is actually stuff we took from our Master Chief Collection–learnings that we were able to put into the beta.

Going forward, you will never see a Halo game coming out without a beta. It was obviously painful for our fans and for us. But it won't happen again. There are things we put in place to make sure that we know everything, how it stands up outside and in the wild.

343 genuinely seem pretty beat up about how The Master Chief Collection launched. I genuinely believe that the developer care deeply about their community. They need to turn that passion into a stellar game with Halo 5 though to really win them all back. Lets hope that is the case.

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