Microsoft: ‘Halo 3: ODST’ and free Xbox Live for ‘Master Chief Collection’ players
Are you one of the thousands of Xbox One fans who picked up Halo: The Master Chief Collection hoping to relive your Halo multiplayer golden days. It’s no secret that doing that wasn’t exactly easy with the amount of issues the game had a launch, and to apologize 343 Industries is giving users free memberships to Xbox Live, another Halo 2 multiplayer map and Halo 3: ODST.
Microsoft’s Bonnie Ross took to the Xbox Wire news blog today with the news and to provide a timeline for more fixes and the Halo 4 Spartan Ops missions that were already announced for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Any and everyone who played Halo: The Master Chief Collection from November 11th until December 19th — that’s today — will receive a free in-game nameplate, an in-game avatar and a month of Xbox Live Gold. Additionally, Ross revealed that 343 Industries is working on a remake of the Relic map from Halo 2. The company is also working on remastering Halo 3: ODST. That’s the smaller, and slightly darker title that launched between Halo 3 and Halo Reach for the Xbox 360. It appears Relic will be for everyone, but ODST will be just those who suffered through the issues. It’s big news, The Master Chief wasn’t the focus of the game, leaving users to believe that Microsoft would remake it sometime in the future separately.
Ross says 343 Industries is still working hard to repair the multiplayer experience in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It’s been unstable since launch back in November.