Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Now Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

Posted on November 17, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X with 7 Comments

In addition to the release of Halo 4 on PC, Microsoft is also releasing an optimized version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox Series X|S.

“We’re shipping a full set of optimizations for the Xbox Series X|S to make sure you’re set and ready to dive through the Master Chief’s adventures like you’ve never seen them before,” Microsoft’s Brian Jarrard writes. “Those playing on the new consoles will have a full host of newly Optimized and updated features available to them.”

Those updated features include:

– 120 FPS in Campaign and Multiplayer on both Xbox Series X and Series S

– 4K resolution on Xbox Series X

– 1080p resolution on Xbox Series S

– Improved split-screen play

– Adjustable field of view (FOV)

Microsoft says that all of these updates will be automatically applied when you launch the games on the new Xbox consoles. So you won’t have to worry about a situation in which you’re running the previous-generation version of the game, as has happened to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players on the PlayStation 5.

Microsoft also notes that it is not done updating The Master Chief Collection. There will be “new features, updates, and seasons in 2021 with even more customization options,” it vaguely notes.

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