I think that Halo The Master Chief Collection is a complete disaster. Even with numerous content updates, The Master Chief Collection is still far from the polished game experience that many people expect from an Xbox One game when it is first released. I originally bought The Master Chief Collection hoping to play my favorite Halo titles remastered for the Xbox One. I experienced a number of bugs, and a litany of online multiplayer problems that ultimately made me sell the game. I still have my Xbox 360, so if I want, I can always go back and play any Halo title I want without any problems.
Xbox Achievements had an interview with Halo's Franchise Development Director, Frank O'Connor, to discuss the problems with Halo The Master Chief Collection as well as the upcoming Halo 5 Guardians release. I am hopeful that Halo 5 Guardians will be released with little to no hiccups and provide players with a unique Halo experience. O'Connor explains the reasons behind the problems with The Master Chief Collection and why the same thing won't happen on Halo 5 Guardians:
“Halo: The Master Chief Collection is definitely a black eye for us. We’re not going to rest on our laurels or hide from the mistakes we made. However, I will say that the nature of The Master Chief Collection - you’ve got five different game engines, you’ve got five different studios working on it, you’ve got 343 working on putting it all together - the footprint and complexity was outrageous. However, Halo 5 is being made by a completely different team. It’s a singular product. It was built from the ground up for this new technology, rather than being sort of dragged kicking and screaming from 2001 and forced and shoehorned into a 2014 console. So the problem spaces are still very challenging but they’re radically different. I think the beta is already a decent first step, in a retail environment, showing that we don’t have the same problems.”
Check out the Xbox Achievements interview with Frank O'Connor in the video below.
Hopefully, we will see a better product with Halo 5: Guardians when it comes out on Xbox One on October 27, 2015.