What you need to know
- Halo: Reach is being actively tested on PC.
- So far, Xbox One tests haven't commenced.
- 343 Industries said that this is due to memory limitations on the original console.
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection is part of Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).
A few weeks ago, public testers finally got their hands on Halo: Reach on PC. The game already runs smoothly and looks great. However, many console gamers were wondering when they could get their hands on the native Xbox One version of Halo: Reach.
Unfortunately, it looks like that won't happen for a while because the team at 343 Industries has run into problems with memory limitations. The customization system has been overhauled and now uses Unreal Engine 4. Between the eleven different engines in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and seven different games, the Xbox One can't handle it. The team is hard at work on a solution, but it's unclear when that might happen.
The team said the following on its website. Luckily, the PC build is going strong and flighting will continue on schedule.
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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.
Why don't they just throw in the BC version on Xbox One? At least until they figure it out...
Sup man! Halo Reach is Backcompat You mean Backcompat enhanced?
Can someone explain why there are 11 engines for 7 games? Is it because for games like Halo Anniversary, there are 2 engines (og graphics and updated graphics)? Even then there would be 8 engines for 7 games... what are the other 3 extra engines? (For Halo 2, I think there's a patch file when you play on 360 to make it run prettier, but I don't think it's a completely different engine.)
1. Halo Combat Evolved
2. Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary
3. Halo 2
4. Halo 2 Anniversary
5. Halo 2 Anniversary Multi-player
6. Halo 3
7. Halo 3: ODST
8. Halo 4
9. MCC Menu System
10. Halo Reach
11. Unreal Engine 4 My best guess on what these are.
No wonder why the MCC was sucha mess when it released!
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