Halo: The Master Chief Collection stumbled mightily out of the gate in 2014, with horrible server issues that made it basically impossible for some players to find a match. The game’s matchmaking issues have been largely fixed and the game has been in much better shape for a long time now.
That being said, developer 343 Industries is aware that issues persist. If you’re still playing the game, you may be happy to learn that the studio may not be moving on from the game just yet.
“There are a lot of legitimate issues and while it’s unfortunate that some people have been driven to such extreme measures of expressing their dissatisfaction it doesn’t mean the game isn’t without its problems,” 343’s community manager, Brian Jarrard, said on Reddit (via NeoGAF).
Jarrard added that, while the future of the Master Chief Collection is “still unknown,” he suggested that more updates could come in the future.
“I wouldn’t say the ship has totally sailed yet,” he said. “Conversations are still being had, assessments are still being made, and at a minimum I hope to make good on my pledge to either give fans a legitimate status update or, barring that, face it head on and even if it’s not the news everyone wants, accept it and move forward.”
Microsoft hasn’t announced how many copies The Master Chief Collection has sold, but it could be in the millions. The entire franchise sold 60 million copies as of October 2014, right before The Master Chief Collection’s November 2014 release. In July of the following year, Microsoft announced that the series had reached 65 million units sold; The Master Chief Collection certainly accounted for a chunk of those 5 million sales.