343 Will Give Out Apology Gifts to Halo: MCC Owners

Since the November release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries’ compilation of previous Halo games remastered, there have been a lot of problems. Updates released for the collection in the past did not fix the problems they were meant to, such as matchmaking issues, and caused many more bugs to arise.

The head of 343 Industries, Bonnie Ross, recently posted a public apology on Xbox Wire for the problems that players have tried to deal with for a while. She states that 343 Industries will be providing gifts to make up for all the inconvenience:

This has been a humbling experience and highlighted how we as a studio can – and need – to do better for Xbox fans around the world. We are so grateful to our fans who have stood by our side and we appreciate all of your patience as we worked through these issues. As a token of our appreciation and to thank fans for the continued support and understanding, we will be offering the following items, for free, to anyone who has played Halo: The Master Chief Collection online since launch (11.11.14) through today (12.19.14).

The gifts that will be offered include:

  • Halo 3: ODST Campaign – “Development has just started on the campaign for Halo 3: ODST, which will be available within Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and upgraded to 1080p resolution, running at 60fps.”
  • “Relic” Halo 2: Anniversary Multiplayer Map – “Available via a free content update to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, we will reimagine the fan-favorite map ‘Relic,’ fully remastered and running at 1080p resolution and 60fps.”
  • 1 month of Xbox Live Gold.
  • Exclusive in-game nameplate and avatar.

It is good to know that the developers have acknowledged the unsatisfactory quality assurance for the game collection since its release.

Do you think this is enough to make up for the inconvenience that players of Halo: The Master Chief Collection have had to deal with? Leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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