Microsoft Ends Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s Development Due To Lack Of MTX

The publisher has not commented on the surging rumors.

Story Highlights

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s development has ended due to a lack of microtransactions.
  • As claimed by an insider, Microsoft pulled the plug on the project, but the devs may return to it again.
  • The devs once considered adding microtransactions but stopped after a harsh response from the fans.

A new report on YouTube by the accredited Halo insider Rebs Gaming has confirmed the lingering rumors that Microsoft has ended development support for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The video dives into what led to the drastic and saddening events. The plug was allegedly pulled on the project because of a lack of revenue stream. The game features no microtransactions, so the devs could not generate consistent revenue. 

YouTube video

The studio once tried to add microtransactions into the game in the form of purchasable Spartan Points but faced a harsh response from the fans of the series, which ultimately led to Microsoft pulling support entirely. Additionally, Reb claims that 343 Industries was upset by the decision made by the publisher. However, returning to the project in the future is not off the charts for the devs. 

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is A Perfect Ode To The Legendary Classics

The nostalgic collection is made up of six fan-favorite Halo classics that are popular still to this day. It also adds 4k UHD and 60+ FPS support, along with customizable mouse and keyboard, ultrawide support, FOV customization, and more that enhances the gameplay experience. The bundle boasts “very positive” ratings on Steam, and despite some bugs, it is held in high regard by veteran and new fans of the Halo franchise.

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Another massive Halo entry, the rumored battle royale project, was canceled earlier this year by the devs after spending years in development. However, work on the next mainline entry is speculated to be ongoing, as mentioned in job listings. The unannounced title is also suspected to launch on all platforms.

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