It’s only been two weeks since Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary debuted on the PC, but additional content for The Master Chief Collection could be just around the corner. As part of its Halo Insider Program, 343 Industries will let players test limited portions of Halo 2, Halo 2 Anniversary, and Halo: Reach’s Forge & Theater modes – possibly as early as the end of the month.
“Many of you already know this, but Halo 2 and Halo 2: Anniversary are now on deck for the next release to PC,” wrote 343 Industries. “With that in mind, the team is heads down on creating the spec for the next series of PC flights. We’re currently planning for our next flight to include content for Halo 2, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo: Reach’s Forge & Theater for PC, and potentially some Halo: Reach audio fixes.”
“All of the content listed above may change and so may the timing, but if all goes well, we are targeting our next public flight for the end of March,” the developer added. “If we remember back to earlier this year, we aimed to start flighting in January, but it ended up rolling into February when those kicked off. Please be patient as we want to get these out as quickly as possible, but in development: things happen.”
According to 343’s Tyler Davis, flighting isn’t the same thing as a beta, but it sure sounds like one. “As a reminder, flighting is a way for us to get early access builds out to our Halo Insiders before they reach the public. Often things are rough around the edges and truly represent a work-in-progress,” said Davis in Friday’s update.
Flighting is not a BETA. Flighting is a way for us to work with the community early and often to improve our games. I understand the minsiterpretation. Also, the core of the flight is not Streamers. You don’t see that because the core doens’t have massive followers lists.— Tyler “Postums” Davis (@343Postums) June 29, 2019