Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to Xbox Game Pass.
Starting on September 1, you’ll be able to access the controversial Master Chief Collection via your Game Pass subscription. The digital version of the game will include the anniversary editions of Halo and Halo 2 as well as Halo 3 and Halo 4. That means that you won’t get access to Halo: ODST as part of the game pass version of MCC, but all of the games will feature updated visuals (where necessary) as well as 60 FPS gameplay and multiplayer options.
Why would a re-release of the major Halo games ever be controversial? Well, the Master Chief Collection suffered from some truly horrendous technical issues when it was first released. Said issues made seemingly simple things like multiplayer and co-op nearly unplayable for many of those who eagerly picked up one of the best reasons to own an Xbox One. Since then, updates to the game have been few and far between.
Still, the Master Chief Collection has been updated enough to make it a must-play for anyone that happens to be a Game Pass subscriber. It doesn’t hurt that this collection will seemingly be released alongside a major update for the MCC that will supposedly address many of its lingering issues.
Speaking of which, becoming a Game Pass subscriber is about to get that much easier thanks to the introduction of a Game Pass mobile app. This app, which is available for iOS and Android, will not only allow you to browse what’s available in Game Pass but start downloading titles remotely so that they’re ready when you get home.
Finally, from now until August 31, Microsoft is offering all new Game Pass subscribers two months of service for just $2 (or your regional equivalent). It’s hard to think of someone we wouldn’t recommend that deal to, especially when you consider that Game Pass might be a look into Microsoft’s future.
Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.
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