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343 founder: We won’t skip beta tests for Halo games from now on

343 Industries head Bonnie Ross has stressed the need to run beta tests for future Halo titles, citing Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection as right and wrong ways to go approach development of the FPS franchise. In an interview withEngadget, Ross begins by pointing to the …

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Master Chief Collection "a black eye for us," says Halo franchise director

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has turned into a black eye for all those involved with the FPS series, according to Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor. In an interview with Xbox Achievements, O’Connor explained the difficulty of developing a product with the complexity of Master Chief Collection. Halo: The Master …

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Halo: Spartan Strike launches on Steam, iOS, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone

343 Industries and Vanguard Games’ twin-stick shooter Halo: Spartan Strike has launched on Windows PC, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone and – somewhat unexpectedly – iOS. The PC version is available now via Steam, while the Windows 8.1 release can be had on the Windows Store. Meanwhile, mobile editions can be …

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Free-to-play Halo Online heading to Russia

The Halo franchise is set to branch out into the free-to-play market, as 343 Industries has announced Halo Online for exclusive release in Russia on Windows PC. A new post on Halo Waypoint reveals that the game is currently in closed beta in the territory, and like Call of Duty …

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Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta logs 20m matches

Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta participants played 20m matches over 2.5m hours, Microsoft has revealed as part of an infographic on the event. The image created by developer 343 Industries (enlarged below) states those 20m matches amounted to 290 years worth of gameplay and 181m confirmed kills. We’re thrilled with …

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Halo: Master Chief Collection patch adds Halo 4 Spartan Ops, new fixes

343 Industries has released a new update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, adding new bug fixes along with the Spartan Ops co-op campaign from Halo 4. 343 explained in October – ahead of the game’s troubled launch – that the Halo 4 Spartan Ops content would miss being part …

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Halo: ODST campaign remaster offered to disgruntled Master Chief Collection owners

A remastered version of Xbox 360 title Halo: ODST is one of a number of freebies being offered as compensation for the shambolic launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The 1080p/60fps remaster includes the entire single player campaign and will be offered to anyone who played The Master Chief …

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Halo: Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix delayed as Spencer apologises for problems

A patch designed to help alleviate the ongoing online problems faced by Halo: The Master Chief Collection will not arrive tomorrow as planned. The game has since release battled with issues preventing players successfully finding matches online – issues that developer 343 has yet to fully resolve. This week’s content …

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343 working ‘night and day’ to fix Halo: Master Chief Collection online problems

Developer 343 Industries has apologised for the ongoing problems affecting Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Upon release yesterday a number of players reported problems accessing online matches in the Xbox One title. We’ve received several, well deserved, complaints related to slow matchmaking and other issues,” executive producer Dan Ayoub said. …

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