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Halo: The Master Chief Collection: New digital copies get $15 back, no such deal for day-one buyers

There is no doubt that many Xbox One gamers have either heard, read, or experienced some of the persistent issues plaguing 343 Industries’ highly anticipated video game, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which released last month on November 11th. 

Gamers’ issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s largely stem from the game’s matchmaking problems (including, but not limited to lengthy matchmaking times and low session success rates), among others.

In fact, players’ initial and following reactions to the game’s problems were so severe that both 343 Industries general manager, Bonnie Ross, and Xbox head, Phil Spencer, had to apologize for the state of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

In Ross’ apology, she stated that Microsoft and 343 Industries were going to “make this right” with their customers. However, it seems that a recent, ongoing promotion on the Xbox Store for Halo: The Master Chief Collection is rubbing salt into gamers’ metaphorical wounds – especially those that bought the game at launch.

Read more details about the situation after the break.


Halo: The Master Chief Collection – “Making It Right?”

Halo: The Master Chief Collection 15K xbox live rewards credits

In regards to the aforementioned promotion, it appears that individuals who buy a new digital copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection during the month of December will receive 15,000 Xbox Live Rewards credits (about $15). However, it seems that no such deal exists for those who bought the game day-one, which is understandably frustrating gamers who bought the game at launch.


Editor’s Take:

Keep in mind that there has been no official announcement from either Microsoft or 343 Industries related to how they will compensate gamers for Halo The Master Chief Collection‘s arguable failure of a launch. Additionally, there has been no news whether or not this promotion will apply to those who bought the game before the promotion’s start date.

In my opinion, if I purchased the game at launch, was subject to its numerous issues, and subsequently saw the above promotion stating that people who buy the game new will essentially receive $15 dollars back…needless to say, I’d be rather sore about it.

What are your thoughts on this situation? Did you purchase the game at launch? If so, what are your thoughts on Microsoft’s new promotion? Do you feel that you should receive the credits as well? 

If you didn’t buy the game at launch, will this particular promotion coax you into doing so? 

Let us know in the comments section below! As always, stay tuned to GamerHeadlines.com for the latest in video game and technology news.