Halo: The Master Chief Collection
HALO INSIDER - XBOX MULTIPLAYER FLIGHT
We're happy to report that the upcoming Halo: Reach flight for MCC on Xbox One is getting closer and closer to being ready for the big show! Our Publishing Team is following our ring-based process, which you can read about here, and working to get it out there as soon as they can.
What is our goal for the upcoming Xbox One flight and how will we measure them? I'm glad you asked! Postums recently covered it in one of his weekly flighting updates in our Halo Insider forum, but I'll drop it here as well.
Goal: to validate Halo: Reach multiplayer networking through the matchmaking flow and during GAMEPLAY
We plan on putting this to the test by hosting play sessions for multiple playlists and game modes during the flight. Our current plan for the content inside is as follows:
- Halo: Reach
- 2v2 Matchmaking
- Maps: Countdown, Powerhouse, and Zealot
- Game Categories: Slayer
- 4v4 Matchmaking
- Maps: Countdown, Powerhouse, Zealot, and Tempest
- Game Categories: Slayer, Flag and Bomb, Zone Control, Asset Denial, and Action Sack
- 8v8 Matchmaking
- Maps: Tempest, Breakpoint, and Ridgeline
- Game Categories: Slayer, Flag and Bomb, Zone Control, and Asset Denial
- Halo: Reach
- Reach Team Hardcore
- Maps: Countdown and Zealot
- Game Variants: Slayer and Capture the Flag
- Maps: Breakpoint
- Game Variants: Invasion
By the way, did I mention that this information came from the weekly updates we're posting about the development of MCC? I feel like I did, but I wanted to make sure you're aware that you can see what's happening inside the studio on a weekly basis. If you'd like to dive all the way in, below are some links to this month's posts that touch on the upcoming multiplayer flight.
To get a closer look at what the upcoming flight truly looks like, be sure to watch our most recent 343 Social Stream! It includes lots of Halo: Reach gameplay on different game types and has discussion around the work going into making sure our builds are ready for public flighting.
Our two most recent playlist updates have celebrated the anniversary of Halo 3 with the return of ranked H3 Doubles as well as improved the map and gametype offerings in our social experiences. You can find the full details on both of our recent playlist updates below: