With Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s plethora of issues at launch (severe multiplayer matchmaking issues, et cetera), many gamers were understandably upset with 343 Industries’ arguable failure of a launch. In light of its shortcomings, 343 Industries’ general manager Bonnie Ross previously promised fans the company would “make it right” with them.
Fortunately, Ross and company have made good on their promise – recently announcing that early adopters of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will receive the updated version of Halo 3: ODST‘s single-player campaign alongside a reimagined version of Halo 2‘s Relic multiplayer map for free.
According to 343i, while development on Halo 3: ODST‘s campaign has just started, when it is finally completed it will be available within The Master Chief Collection and run at 1080p/60fps (the same goes for Halo 2‘s updated Relic Map.
Now for the details, both ODST and the new Relic map will only be free for gamers who purchased The Master Chief Collection between November 11th (its launch date) and December 19th.
But that’s not all, read more on what 343i is offering to early adopters below:
Halo 3: ODST, Updated Relic Map Free for Early Adopters
In addition to the above free goodies for those who bought The Master Chief Collection between the given dates, early adopters will also receive a free month of Xbox Live Gold as well as exclusive in-game nameplates and avatars.
According to Ross, 343i is offering these items in as a token of gratitude to fans that stuck with Halo: The Master Chief Collection during its rocky launch, saying the following on the matter:
“This has been a humbling experience and highlighted how we as a studio can – and need – to do better for Xbox fans around the world. We are so grateful to our fans who have stood by our side and we appreciate all of your patience as we worked through these issues.“
What are your thoughts on 343i’s free offerings? Is it enough to satisfy you? Why or why not?
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