The launch of Microsoft’s true 4K gaming console Xbox One X is nearing, and we already knew that the company will release a patch for the Halo 5. Now, 343 Industries, the Halo series developer has also announced that other games in the series – Halo Wars 2 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection – will receive Xbox One X patches as well. It also announced that gamers can expect bug fixes and other improvements to the games.
343 Industries has announced that it wants to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection forward and modernise the game’s systems to take advantage of the Xbox One X’s increased graphical power. The game had a lot of issues during its launch, so it is nice to see the developer firm increasing support years after the game’s initial release. The company is launching a “fighting” platform where players can test new patches. The testing process is scheduled to begin in Spring 2018.
The Halo Wars 2 game is receiving support for the Xbox Arena system where players can create their own tournaments. This feature was released for the Xbox One series in May 2017. Halo Wars 2 is also receiving cross-platform play support between PC and Xbox. All these new features are expected to be launched in late October. Halo 5 is also receiving a lot of new content, features, and support, including richer graphics, new medals, and voiceover.
343 has also announced that it will launch a new app for Windows that lets gamers host a local server, allowing lower-latency and smoother multiplayer gameplay. The company has also announced that it will bring back the Halo World Championship in 2018. It is launching team skins, so teams taking part in the championship can customise their look. Skins based on certain countries and regions such as Canada, Mexico and the US.