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Updated Halo: The Master Chief Collection will let you selectively install content

343 Industries has promised a lot of improvements for the updated version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and it looks like "Intelligent Delivery" is one of them. When Brian Jarrard, the Community Director at 343 Industries, was asked whenever you could selectively install content in the new version, he posted a screenshot of the custom download menu.

Let's say you only want to play the campaigns and not bother with multiplayer. You're in luck because you can now choose what to install. The screenshot gives plenty of options and should reduce download times for many gamers.

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Hopefully Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be a polished experience when the new version launches. While we know that the update is coming relatively soon, the studio hasn't provided a concrete release date. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was quite a big deal when it came in 2014. For the first time ever, Master Chief's entire story was available on one console. The game features a remastered Halo 2: Anniversary, along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. You can also purchase a Halo 3: ODST add-on for the title. If you love Halo, or love first-person shooters in general, this is the definitive collection to own.

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12 Comments
  • I don't see why they work so much on it... If they won't release it for Windows 10! So I guess that's a very good thing!
  • It's probably going to be added to Xbox Game Pass and become Xbox Play Anywhere. It might be the big Halo release of 2018. Who knows?
  • That would be cool.
  • Let's hope that doesn't happen for everyone's sake. Windows 10 store is so horrible. A 2 year old could make a better store
  • They work on it so much because it's their flagship IP and the intent of the collection is to be THE definitive archive of the history of the franchise. With their philosophy of backward compatibility and always being compatible going forward they are putting in the effort to making it truly the definitive version of these Halo titles for future generations.
  • Great now make it for PC
  • Nice! Good to see they're trying to keep fans happy and keep the older games alive.
  • Selectively installing content should be widely used....example - gow 4 is around 140 gb I think...with 4k textures, all the language packs & may be subtitles as well & multilayer.
    It would be awesome if users are given a choice to install what they want.... (only 1080p textures, only the language & subtitles pack they need & only campaign).
    This is considerably reduce the download size.....considering games are getting only bigger these days.....
    1080p is still the widely used resolution....no reason a 1080p monitor gamer should need to download 4k textures. :)
  • GoW4 already got a cull to its install, from memory it's down around the 80-90gb region now.
  • i was using gears 4 as an example...…..my point being that we should get to decide whether we want 4k textures, or the language & subtitles we want. 4k textures are really huge & just adds to the download size. ms store& steam should use this to reduce the final download size. I currently use a 1080P monitor....still I need to download 4k textures for doom (steam) & gears 4(ms store) which I don't really need.
  • Hopefully a remastered Halo 3, the difference between the remastered Halo 2 and upscaled Halo 3 is huge.
  • Hopefully we'll get a Reach anniversary,