Halo: The Master Chief Collection adding crossplay support this year

343 Industries has confirmed that it will be adding support for cross-platform play between Xbox One and PC to Halo: The Master Chief Collection later this year.

The developer outlined the features it plans to add to the collection throughout the rest of the year. The first batch of features in the works will introduce cross-platform play along with input-based matchmaking and the ability to select server region. Also on the way is a custom game browser, per game graphics options, and official mouse and keyboard support for Xbox One.

Take a look at the full list of upcoming features below:

  • Crossplay 
  • Input Based MM 
  • Sever Region Selection 
  • Custom Game Browser 
  • Per Game Graphics Options 
  • Per Game Audio Options 
  • M&K Support for Xbox 
  • PC Fileshare 
  • Double Keybinds for all games 
  • Viewmodel adjustments for all games 
  • In game FPS Cap/Adjustments 
  • Steam Account Linking 

Other areas that the team is working on include Xbox One and PC performance improvements, uncapped framerate adjustments, bug fixes, and UI/UX improvements.

Finally, 343 Industries offered an update on mod support for the collection. According to the developer, mod support is still coming, but is in the early stages after being pushed back “due to shift in development priorities.”

“Our goal is still to support modding, but due to shift in development priorities that tends to happen over the course of a project, modding has continued to get pushed back over the past 6 or so months. The good news here is that we have reached a point where we are now able to spend some cycles to get the conversations, design, and planning going again. I am also now in active iteration on the EULA that lays out the ground rules for modding and player generated content with our legal team,” 343 explained.

“I understand this will be disappointing news to many of you, but the silver lining here is the EULA is in late stages. Once it is ready, we will re-assess what we can accomplish in the short, mid, and long-term timelines. Modding is close to my heart so I hope to be able to ramp this effort up more soon.”

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available now on Xbox One and PC.

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