Halo 5: Guardians is yet to receive its release date for the Xbox One, but players are already concerned about the upcoming title from 343 Industries. Though that being said, it's been reported that there have been over 20 million matches played on Halo 5's beta, which shows how much players were enjoying their engagement with the title's multiplayer.
But after the chaos and disappointment of Halo: The Master Chief Collection's multiplayer, even this many months down the road, players are expecting to see Microsoft and 343 Industries come up with a way to heal the wounds and grievances of their fan base.
Halo 5 & Our Xbox One Master Chief Grief
We were informed that the Master Chief Collection was to receive yet another beta test for its multiplayer, despite the fact that the title was released on November 11th, 2014. It's one of the most controversial launches of a game in history and players are beginning to worry about whether the game will ever be fixed the way it should be.
The planned beta has been cancelled now due to time constraints, probably seeing as 343 has a lot of work to do this year for the release of Halo 5: Guardians in the third quarter. So now this issue is being handled internally, but could it be put on ice indefinitely as the team focuses their efforts on the upcoming Master Chief instalment on the Xbox One?
We certainly hope not. I am one of the players that bought this game for 60 (euro of over) though I'm not exactly a big multiplayer fan. I've throughly enjoyed the work that 343 have done with these titles, particularly Halo 2, though having tried the multiplayer myself, I can understand the intense frustrations fans must be experiencing.
Halo 5: Guardians HAS to have something included with the purchase of it for those that own a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and have played it online around this time. Whether that be additional content, a DLC pack or a some skill points online, whatever it may be, Microsoft and 343 Industries need to make it happen. Otherwise, I worry that they may loose the fan base that they deserve.
I love the Halo franchise. Even though I mainly engage with the campaigns, I find them so endlessly rich and invigorating. I felt that 343 Industries did great work with Halo 4 and I'd hate to see their reputation destroyed by the mishaps with the Master Chief Collection.
Here's hoping that they can uncover a way to heal players grievances with the company so that no feelings of bitterness will effect the launch of Halo 5: Guardians. Do you guys agree? Are you annoyed over the multiplayer mishaps, or are you indifferent and still looking forward to Halo 5? Let us know in the comments Halo fans!