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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will get cross-play and mod support

343 Industries has announced that a new patch will add cross-play support for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This basically means that PC gamers will be able to play with their Xbox One friends in multiplayer modes.

Alongside cross-play, 343 Industries will bring performance improvements for all games on both PC & Xbox. It will also improve uncapped framerates for both Halo Reach and Halo 2 Anniversary.

It’s also worth noting that the team plans to release Halo 4, and Halo 3: ODST’s campaign and firefight to the PC this year. For what it’s worth, Halo 3 is perhaps the best game of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the PC, and performs exceptionally. Thankfully, Halo 4 and Halo 3: ODST will be just as good as Halo 3 PC is.

Lastly, 343 Industries plans to officially add mod support at a later date.

“Our goal is still to support modding. However, due to shift in development priorities that tends to happen over the course of a project. Modding has continued to get pushed back over the past 6 or so months. The good news here is that we have reached a point where we are now able to spend some cycles to get the conversations, design, and planning going again. I am also now in active iteration on the EULA that lays out the ground rules for modding and player generated content with our legal team.

I understand this will be disappointing news to many of you. Still, the silver lining here is the EULA which is in late stages. Once it is ready, we will re-assess what we can accomplish in the short, mid, and long-term timelines. Modding is close to my heart so I hope to be able to ramp this effort up more soon.”

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email