343 Industries states that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will not receive any new seasonal updates after the launch of Halo Infinite.
343 Industries plans to fully support Halo Infinite after the store launches and has consequently decided to put a stop to the seasonal updates of Halo: The Master Chief Collection .
Over time, the developers have introduced new content in the various chapters of the collection, such as maps, skins and game modes through updates that came out approximately every three months. However, with the arrival of Halo Infinite, 343 Industries prefers not to divide the team’s resources but rather to focus on the multiplayer mode of the new chapter. As a result, the Master Chief Collection will continue to receive new updates over the next year, but no longer on a seasonal and regular basis.
” Starting next year, we’re targeting pivoting away from our current seasonal model and cadence to instead focus on smaller MCC updates that can land when they’re ready based on development status and studio roadmap alignment. These updates will continue to be free and will include the unreleased features and content from this year – as well as a continued effort to improve stability and tackle legacy fixes where possible.“explains 343 Industries.
There is more content in the development team’s plans for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but that will no longer come in the form of massive seasonal updates. In the future, the team will also reveal more details on the fate of points and seasonal challenges.
However, there is also good news, in fact 343 Industries has confirmed that mod support for Halo 2 and Halo 3 will be available in the near future , albeit without indicating a launch window.
Halo Infinite will instead be available starting December 8 for Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and PC, with the debut on Xbox Game Pass as early as day-one.