343 Adding Halo 3: ODST Campaign to MCC for Free
343 Industries, the studio that brought you one of 2014’s higher profile video game related disasters, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, is looking to make amends with its community of fans (and ex-fans, as it were).
343’s own chief, Bonnie Ross, promised that the All-Halo, Only-Halo development house, in addition to fixing the staggering problems damaging the collection’s multiplayer suite, would find a way make things right between the studio and jilted fans.
At the forefront of that initiative is the remastering of Halo 3: ODST’s campaign, planned to be made available at no charge for players that have suffered through MCC’s failings during any date from its November launch through December 19th (anywhere outside that time slot and you’re likely paying to experience the Chief-less spin-off in full 1080p/60fps). Very unfortunately, 343 doesn’t plan on carrying over ODST’s highlight, the co-op Firefight mode, to MCC because fuck us, evidently.
Early-adopters can also look forward to an exclusive in-game nameplate and avatar to commemorate all the time wasted, fruitlessly staring at the matchmaking screen as it actively searched for games to not connect you to. Plus you get a free month of Xbox Live. So there’s that.
Halo 3: ODST, an entry best known as “Halo: Oddest” by clueless mothers shopping for their 12-year-olds circa 2009, will be yours all over again – in even HD-ier HD – sometime in the Spring. Let us not seem ungrateful, but let’s not allow 343 think it’s okay that this isn’t the vastly superior Halo: Reach. An oddest choice.