Gamers who picked up the Xbox One compilation of Master Chief's adventures will get some goodies to make up for the game's troubled multiplayer.
Did you buy Halo: The Master Chief Collection at launch, only to experience a broken multiplayer component? Microsoft and 343 Industries are really, really sorry. So sorry, in fact, that anyone who has played The Master Chief Collection between its November 11 launch and December 19 will get a free month of Xbox Live Gold, an exclusive in-game nameplate, and an in-game exclusive avatar.
But wait, there's more--the entire Halo 3: ODST campaign is being upgraded to 1080p for the Xbox One, and early adopters of The Master Chief Collection will be able to nab that for free as well. There's no date when it will be available, as "development has just started," but at least Halo fans have another high-def upgrade to look forward to. In the meantime, Halo 2's "Relic" multiplayer map is coming to The Master Chief Collection in all of its 1080p/60fps glory.
It's one thing for a game to launch with a few bugs, but quite another for an entire portion of its gameplay to be unplayable. Sadly, that trend is all too common in the modern era. It's good to see major developers and publishers at least acknowledge the issues and attempt to make up for them with free content, but even better would be the ability to enjoy a game as advertised on the day--or week--or even month--it comes out.
Source: Xbox Wire