The Steam version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection now has proper support for Steam Deck.
The developer is also making changes to the earn rates of Spartan Points in order to "remove barriers that players have been facing."
343 Industries founder and head Bonnie Ross announces she's leaving the Halo studio to attend to "a family medical issue."
According to the developer, "t"his would be an optional, additive alternative" for those who "want to get ahead on (or skip) the grind."
Though the compilation's seasonal content model has been dropped, 343 Industries says it will still continue to release updates throughout this year.
The new update also adds cross-platform campaign co-op for Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, campaign customization for Halo 4, and more.
The Flood will finally be making their way into Firefight, seemingly replacing the Covenant as players attempt to survive.
The upcoming Halo TV series gets renewed before season one releases next month.
Halo 2's PC existence has been plagued by spotty visuals for years, but The Master Chief Collection's newest update fixes many of those issues at long last.
343 Industries will focus on smaller, less frequent updates for the collection, with primary focus shifting to Halo Infinite's multiplayer.
The nearly 500-page-long book will feature lore and images for the series (including Halo Infinite). Pre-order details coming "very soon."
In addition to a bunch of cosmetic options, Halo: MCC's Season 7 update adds a brand new map for Halo 3 and a custom game browser for Halo: Reach.
Producer Sean Swindersky has said that 343 Industries is looking into raising the current player count of 16 players to potentially 40-50.
The initial PC port of Combat Evolved, which was developed by Gearbox Software, is often visually inferior to the Xbox version.
Mod support for the collection is going to remain exclusive to PC for now.
The collection's fragmented PC launch has been an incredibly successful one.
The game has come a long way since its initial launch.
"Cracking open the old games to make this an official feature is about as big of a 10 as possible on the complexity scale," says 343's community manager.
Season 4 will launch alongside it with new skins to earn.
It adds 120 FPS support for the campaign and multiplayer, among other things.
343 Industries squashes those hopes (once again).
Halo: The Master Chief Collection owners on PC can play the spin-off now.
Lots coming to all versions of Game Pass this month.
The campaign and Firefight are coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC next week.
Mouse and Keyboard support also planned for the Xbox One version.
343 Industries will also provide a look at upcoming features for the collection.
The conclusion to the original trilogy will support 4K resolution and 60 fps gameplay.
343 Industries' Tyler Davis clarifies that season points are used to "unlock" items.
ODST will finally be complete.
Get ready to finish the fight (or a fight, at any rate).
Halo: The Master Chief Collection owners on PC can enjoy the classic with 4K and 60 FPS support.
It will be available on Steam and the Microsoft Store as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Play through the epic campaign at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second.
The next phase of The Master Chief Collection's PC release might be around the corner.
MCC's next phase of launch begins soon.
The PC launch seemed to be a huge success.
A lot of people are remembering Reach.
The developer is investigating the various issues.
It is also the top selling game on Steam right now.
The PC port requirements are pretty reasonable.
343 Industries is hoping to foster a strong modding community.
343 Industries will "start to flight" the title after the holidays.
The long-awaited PC version is finally up for pre-order.
The Master Chief Collection's lineup might get bolstered imminently.
The developer does hope to launch Halo: Reach by 2019 end though.
The Chief still has some fight in him.
Content from the Xbox 360 days of Halo 3, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4 will become available in the collection.
343 Industries currently do not have an estimated release date for it, though.
The one-time transfer will allow you to keep legacy maps and game types.
Currently scheduled for later this month.
343 hopes to have the first beta soon.
Halo 3: ODST's campaign will only cost $5 on Steam and the Microsoft Store.
A work-in-progress flight-build of Halo Reach on PC could be playable at E3.
Community director Brian Jarrard says "everything is just taking time."
You can carry over your progress to and from PC and the Xbox One.
343 Industries' Brian Jarrad says more information will be shared soon.
343 Industries' Kiki Wolfkill opens up about some early, rocky roads.
343 Industries also offers an update on Halo: Reach's development status.
343 Industries currently unsure if Halo: Reach's "flight" will be on Xbox One or PC first.
Coming to PC soon as well, but the console version is a bit farther along.
By the end of this year, almost the entire Halo franchise should be on PC.
343 Industries has no plans to add Halo 5 to the series' mega-collection.
As promised, Microsoft and 343 are looking at making this a “proper PC version”.
That said, Windows 8 support is still “being investigated”.
There are those who said this day would never come...
It will be available on the Windows Store and Steam.
As always, Microsoft is also promising unannounced surprises.
The first four Halo games may be coming to Windows 10 PCs soon.
Microsoft and Nintendo’s partnership may end up being closer than expected.
"Exciting" Master Chief Collection news to be revealed at the Halo Championship Series Invitational in Texas.
But given how promising Halo Infinite sounds, I have hopes for the future of the franchise.
There were some who said this day would never come.
The Master Chief Collection's homecoming.
The first four Halo titles will soon be available to Game Pass subscribers.
Halo 4 could basically pass off as a current gen title.
It's time for Chief to finish this game.
Plus a whole lot of other updates too.
343i returns to 'finish' the game.
"From a personal perspective, the MCC launch was one of my lowest ebbs, professionally."
New updates coming to both games, including a patch program for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
343 community manager "wouldn't say the ship has totally sailed".
First week sales also 50 percent higher than Assassin's Creed Syndicate.
Play the bad sport for too long and you could wind up banned.
343 Industries will be introducing some changes in coming updates.
Expect more information on Halo 5 at Gamescom as well.
Early Halo MCC players can pick up the Halo 3: ODST campaign for free.
Apparently weighs 8.1 GB and runs at 1080p/60 FPS.
Microsoft/ESL organized tournament falls through due to party joining issues.
343 Industries currently putting "finishing touches and running final test passes".
Playlist team sizes will also be normalized in the coming update.
'We're just focused on fixing up the Xbox One version for now.'
Xbox boss talks about the real world environment versus an internal testing environment.
The long-awaited update reportedly improves matchmaking stability and search times.
Will it be enough to tide over disgruntled gamers though?
Update in final stages of testing but a release date has yet to be locked down.
343 Industries has revealed that final testing for the update "will be completed internally."
343 Industries biggest update for matchmaking is being scrutinized.
Matchmaking success rates and general fixes are the focus of this update.
Must have played online before December 19th.
Other improvements also on the way in the latest patch.
Developer looking to "address UI and a variety of other areas".
Play the entire co-op campaign in the new update.
Runs at 1080p resolution and 60 FPS.
343 Industries continues patching the multiplayer for its Xbox One remaster.
The new server update brings other changes to the forefront.
Twin-sticks shooter delayed to early 2015.
Other issues including false matches and lobby problems have also been addressed.
Phil Spencer says "343 Industries is 100 percent committed" to fixing issues.
Users report issues with the latest patch.
343 Industries continues to address matchmaking woes in multiplayer.
343 Industries GM Bonnie Ross promised to "make this right".
Even after a recent update, the multiplayer aspect continues to suffer.
Previously removed to help matchmaking issues, 343 Industries has added Rumble back in.
343 Industries reveals a number of improvements planned for multiplayer and campaign modes.
This patch was scheduled to correct matchmaking and offer other improvements.
343 Industries doing what it can to fix matchmaking.
Is my visor broken or am I not connected?
343 Industries updates the collection's playlist lineup.
Comes in at 15 GB rather than the previously announced 20 GB.
Prepare to need a weapon and stomp Covenant across the entire Halo saga.
For a grand total of 4,500G.
Each game will have a different ranking due to differences in approach and gameplay.
Shoot mans in power armour return in style!
20 GIGABYTES, GUYS
PLUS: The size of the day one update revealed, and release in UK and other territories moved up.
For a total Gamerscore of 4000G.
Executive producer Dan Ayoub talks about the similarities between PC and Xbox One architecture.
Dan Ayoub believes Halo 2 paved the way for online shooters on the Xbox.
Change is something we can believe in.
Check out how the maps look in their newest form.
This is it baby, hold me.
Sorry PC fans but it's just not happening right now.
Although it could be possible but it is not going to happen.
Over two dozen games can be played.
Frank O'Connor shares a few development updates for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
343 Industries reveals the improvements added to multiplayer.
343 Industries has a ton of surprises in store this Saturday.
Frank O'Connor addresses concerns about Halo 2 Anniversary's resolution.
The greatest remaster collection ever?
Terms and conditions apply of course.
That is a hell of a remaster.
More Halo than you know what to do with.
If it existed of course, according to the corporate VP of Microsoft Games Studios.
Steve Downes lends further credence to the remake's release this year.
Or maybe another Halo sequel.
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