The troubled launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, specifically the multiplayer portion, has letdown fans who’ve been eagerly awaiting its release. Developer 343 Industries is still working to make it better by releasing a couple of updates this week.
Having issued a server update yesterday following the service alert. Microsoft and 343 Industries are working on another server-side update aimed at alleviating some of the matchmaking woes most players have been having.
The patch is due today. Another patch is also in the works for release on the weekend that aims to fix some cases of achievements not unlocking.
Executive producer Dan Ayoub took to the forums to apologise to the fans and announce the aforementioned updates.
“Since the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, we’ve received several, well deserved, complaints related to slow matchmaking and other issues. From everyone at 343 Industries, we are truly sorry and feel your frustration. You deserve better and we are working day and night to find solutions as quickly as possible, with our first priority focused on matchmaking improvements.
“A game as large as Halo: The Master Chief Collection has a massive surface area, and while we made every effort to have the best launch possible for our fans, issues surfaced with launch and we’re committed to improving this as fast as possible and get you all into matches. We’re committed to improving things as fast as possible so you can have the Halo experience you’ve been waiting for.
“Your feedback has been helpful for us in isolating issues, so please keep the input coming. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we work through these challenges. The development team at 343 Industries worked insanely hard to create Halo: The Master Chief Collection for you, and we won’t stop until it’s worthy of your passion for our franchise.”