'You Deserve Better,' Says 343 Industries On Halo: The Master Chief Collection Problems

It hasn't been the best of launches for 343 Industries and Microsoft. Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been suffering matchmaking problems over Xbox Live since the title was released at midnight on November 11.

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Bigpappy1412d ago ShowReplies(6)
Ra30301412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

Even though I just got the X1 a few days ago and just for the MCC I'm gonna tap out for a couple weeks and come back when the Beta test is over it's just to frustrating but I'd like to thank Microsoft for giving me a reason to take a day off work yesterday and then taking that reason away......well played Microsoft, well played.

DA_SHREDDER1412d ago

if you had any gamer sense you would know that almost every game that comes out day one has a chance of not being able to access online with all the features day one due to heavy volume of traffic or any other server side issues. You seem to need to get your priorities straight too if you're missing work to play a game thats just an upgraded version of a game thats over a decade old. smh

MSBAUSTX1412d ago

Absolute disagree. If you had any Gamer sense you would understand why someone would take a day off to stay at home and play a game such as this. I did the same thing and a friend came over and we played all day long.

We played online and played Halo2 Co Op for HOURS. What difference is it if someone takes a day off to go to an amusement park or something like that versus taking a day off to enjoy this? They both cost 60 Bucks and are incredibly fun. Don't pass judgment on others. It just comes across as jealousy.

darthv721412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

i didnt miss work when the original halo 2 came out. i picked up my copy from gamestop and brought it with me to work (along with my xbox). Had me a hell of a lunch hour with even the boss coming in to watch me play.

the benefit there was i worked for a computer accessory company (like tiger direct) and the boss was into games as well so it was all worth it. We had a big mitsubishi projection tv in the break room and playing halo 2 back then was.....awe inspiring.

Malacath1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

No, gamer sense tells me that this could have been avoided if they had beta tested before release instead of rushing the game to market to get it out for christmas.

This is the most disastrous game launch on xbox one yet.


A beta test would have stress tested the servers so any problems with them could have been fixed.

And no the game does not play fine. I and many other people bought this game for the multiplayer. Multiplayer doesn't work.

darthv721412d ago

@malacath, uhh...i think you are confusing things. The game plays fine, the problems they are experiencing is on the server side which is outside of the game itself. i believe they were experiencing issues just prior but those issues got worse the more people tried to get into matchmaking.

Ms is working on it and while they do there are still hundreds of thousands that are able to play the game in various modes online/offline. Trying to equate a glitch in the games programming with server/router hardware issues are two different things. If the game was broken then it wouldnt work no matter what but that is not the case here.

A rushed game would be something like ACU because that one is having its share of internal issues.

u got owned1412d ago

"'You Deserve Better,' Says 343 Industries On Halo: The Master Chief Collection Problems"

DaGR8JIBRALTAR1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

Hey...343 has earned my respect as a gamer today. They recieved feedback,took note and are now working to rectify these issues. Gamers do deserve better,I can think of another game developer that should take note,this is how it's done.

darthv721412d ago


"11.12.14 - 11:10 AM PST Update
Next update coming: 11.12 - 5 PM PST
We have deployed a number of server updates to help improve matchmaking. These updates should expedite search times and allow you to find matches faster and easier. We are actively monitoring data for wait times and will continue to modify as necessary.Additionally, we are monitoring all non-matchmaking feedback, and still targeting another release for this weekend. Please continue to use the support forums to report and discuss issues. We will continue to work until issues are resolved, and thank you for your continued patience. Please stay tuned to this thread for regular updates."

try it now, no guarantees but they have been working on it.

Ezz20131412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

I have to wonder
will sites who already reviewed this remaster will re-review it based on those problems and that 15GB patch ?!
or what about the sites who are waiting for this remaster to be fixed before reviewing it
because they never waited for any other games to be fixed ...too much double standards.

Also honest question, WTF happened to developers this gen ?!
they launch games that have problems and then ask you day one to download not just 500MB update patch or something like that but 15-20+GB update patch
and what worse those patchs don't do much

DA_SHREDDER1411d ago

hahaha get a life with some friends nerd. my god there's more to life than games, im a true gamer but never let a games online affect how i perceive a game, i know eventually the online will work and be amazing, all you disagree with me cause yall still jerkin it.

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Charybdis1412d ago (Edited 1412d ago )

Feel for you mate sucks when these things happen especially after a new purchase.
Havent bought the game yet but looking forward to replaying some of the campaign levels and some of the multiplayer matches.

vallencer1412d ago

Play single player?? I'm waiting to play multi-player until it works. So in the mean time I'm playing through all 4 campaigns. I honestly don't care the launch was messed up. Should it have happened?? Probably not. Was it unfortunate?? Yes. Is it that big of a deal?? No. Must be nice to work in a place where you can get a launch day off for a game. Haven't been able to do that in years. So I just deal like the rest of the grown ups and wait till I get off work.


I don't understand? I have played 10+ matches of SWAT last night with no problems, It must be region based?

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Lionalliance1412d ago

What's with all these rocky launches lately?

mikel10151412d ago

Next Gen is here. Greatness Awaits everyone :/

Neixus1412d ago

Pressure from their publishers

lemoncake1412d ago

I don't think I have ever played an online game that hasn't had launch day problems so I don't see it as a modern day problem. At least you have a huge 4 games worth of single player campaign to get through if you don't want the hassle of online issues during first few days of launch.

darthv721412d ago

Something (or someone) is playing havoc with things. DC had server instability, MCC has server instability, ACU has gameplay instability, the PS4 had FW problems, XB1 had preload/installation problems for CoD...

it really makes you wonder what could be next?

Nintendo hasnt been hit with anything. and yet the mario kart dlc and smash bros-u are almost here so.....?

Lionalliance1412d ago

Actually, add Sonic Boom with Nintendo, cause that game is full of glitches as well.

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Ive been able to play halo 4 with little to no problems but ive only been able to play Halo2 once. They need to fix this asap. Is it just me or does halo 4 look really good now?

SideNote1412d ago

Think its you, they all look amazing.

Illusive_Man1412d ago

Halo 4 always looked really really good. Best looking game of last gen.

SCW19821412d ago

Best looking game of last gen ha ha don't make me laugh.

BiggerBoss1412d ago

Umm no. I wouldnt even call it the best looking game on 360

Godz Kastro1412d ago

No worries guys, I know you will have this fixed asap. As a matter of fact I was able to get on this morning just fine.

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