Next Halo: The Master Chief Collection Matchmaking Update Due This Week

by Mike Futter on Dec 01, 2014 at 12:52 PM

In case you were wondering, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still not working entirely as intended. 343 Industries says the next repair to one of Microsoft’s biggest releases of the year is due this week.

“The team continues development and testing of upcoming content updates, the next of which will specifically make improvements to the matchmaking system and flow,” the developer writes. “This particular update is on track for delivery this week. We will provide more details on the exact ETA, included fixes, and additional upcoming content updates in the near future.”

Microsoft is just one publisher that has been facing such significant problems that an apology to the community was warranted. Sony has been working since the October 7 release of Driveclub to repair that game’s broken functions. Ubisoft last week issued a statement on Assassin’s Creed Unity accompanied by promises of free DLC and a free game for season pass holders.

For more on the problems facing Halo: The Master Chief Collection, visit our last update on the matter. For more on this fall’s rampant online problems, you can read a recent opinion piece.

[Source: 343 Industries]


Our Take
I eagerly await the first publisher to issue a statement that its game now works as intended. Until now, it’s been update after update with long lists of patch notes that read like a pre-launch QA report.