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Halo: The Master Chief Collection to get cross-play, mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One

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What you need to know

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection is getting many changes in the coming months.
  • The biggest has to be cross-play and mouse and keyboard support.
  • Input-based matchmaking and other enhancements are also on the horizon.
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection is part of Xbox Game Pass.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a collection of all the Halo games on Xbox One. According to a report by Eurogamer, developer 343 Industries wants to add cross-play and other feature to the package.

You can read about the major features planned for the collection below. They should be available on Xbox One and PC.

  • Cross-play
  • Input-based matchmaking
  • Server region selection
  • Custom game browser
  • Per game graphics options
  • Per game audio options
  • Mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One
  • In-game frame rate cap and adjustments

The biggest planned additions have to be the promise of cross-play and the mouse and keyboard support on console. It's unclear when these will hit Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but knowing that they're in the works is quite exciting.

What are you most excited for? Let us know

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • Yeah, cool, buy when are they going to do it?
  • Definitely Cross-play me and my PC friends want to play through all the campaigns on Legendary before Halo Infinite drops... Hope it comes out in time for that!
  • Glad to see this, but it begs the question of why isn't it officially an Xbox Play Anywhere Title?
  • This is interesting. It should be, now that it's out for PC too. But I imagine it boils down to 1:1 feature parity and cross save.
  • I'm surprised to learn it doesn't have crossplay already.