343 Industries has officially confirmed that Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection will only be released for Xbox One.
Fans of the Halo series will have two major releases in the next period. A few weeks ago, at E3, 343 Industries confirmed that an anthology of games from the popular franchise called The Master Chief Collection will be released by the end of this year. In addition, a completely new game called Halo 5: Guardians, first announced in May of this year, will reach gamers in 2015.
But there is a sad side to these announcements. Those who haven’t made the transition to next-gen consoles yet will be disappointed to learn that both releases will only target Xbox One users. In other words, although in the past there were a few Halo games dedicated to PC owners and many more for Xbox 360, support for these platforms is no longer a priority for the developer.
“We’re currently only focusing on Xbox One.” – In an interview with Eurogamer, Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries confirmed the rumors about the compatibility of the new titles. “We’re listening to PC fans, but for now, all our attention is on Xbox One.”
“We have no plans to bring a game of this size to the Xbox 360, the advanced features and technical specifications are simply not supported.” Because it was inevitable that the processing power of the Xbox 360 would come into question, Andy Dudynsky, community manager at 343, kindly argued why we haven’t seen Halo: The Master Chief Collection on consoles for over 10 years.
If it warms you up a bit, most of the anthology content is already on Xbox 360 in the old Halo games. The only difference is that it doesn’t look as good.