Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s eighth season of updates will be the last one for the anthology, 343 Industries instructed followers on Wednesday. The studio mentioned it’s specializing in giving the 2014 assortment a profitable send-off in order that builders could deal with the launch of Halo Infinite, coming in early December.
The ultimate season doesn’t imply no extra updates or assist, 343 mentioned. “We have more MCC work to do and support will continue,” Tyler Davis, 343’s neighborhood supervisor, wrote on Wednesday. However, “as a studio it’s not ideal to run and continue shipping seasonal updates for two different multiplayer titles concurrently,” alluding to Halo Infinite, whose multiplayer will be free-to-play.
Davis mentioned that “more content, fixes, and features” are deliberate for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, however “the manner in which they are delivered is expected to shift.” Beginning subsequent 12 months, these updates will arrive in smaller patches versus the formal starting of a brand new season.
“These updates will continue to be free and will include the unreleased features and content from this year,” Davis mentioned, “as well as a continued effort to improve stability and tackle legacy fixes where possible.”
Seasonal content material and updates had been added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s multiplayer starting in December 2019. The first season lasted about six months, subsequent seasons have run two to a few months. Season 7: Elite started June 23, with Season 8: Mythic, anticipated after the autumn begins.
Season 8 will implement Custom Game Browser assist for the gathering’s Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3; will add Icebox (from Halo Online) to Halo 3; and a slew of latest pose customizations, armor permutations, visor colours, and different choices.
Davis wrote that gamers have comprehensible questions so far as what this implies for challenges, season factors, the Exchange, and different seasonal options. “We’re working through more detailed plans for the future of MCC and look forward to sharing more info early next year,” he mentioned.