After the last patch
for 343 Industries' Halo: The Master Chief Collection
went live, the developer revealed their intention to run a beta to test the content that would arrive with the next title update. Today, they revealed via their blog
, that they decided to stick with internal testing and forego a beta. The decision to cancel stemmed largely from the fact that it would have created delays in the production cycle and the developer is intent to deliver it sooner rather than later.
It's not all bad news, however, as 343 did reveal a couple of items that they are currently working on. First up, there are upcoming playlist changes. Team Snipers will take over SWAT as the featured playlist. Also, an update to the cross-game Rumble pit playlist is set to go live and will replace the Halo 2: Anniversary
Rumble playlist. Both of these will be updated along with the upcoming Content Update. An objective-only playlist is in the works, but will take longer to finish.
Also, as promised
in the wake of continuing multiplayer issues, the team at Certain Affinity is hard at work getting the classic Halo 2
map, Relic, ready for The Master Chief Collection
. 343 promises to give us a look behind-the-scenes as development progresses, and has started that process by providing a couple pieces of concept art for the reimagined map.
No details were given as to the release date for the upcoming Content Update or the release of Relic at this time.