E3 2014: 343 Isn’t Screwing with Multiplayer in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

A few weeks ago, I made an extremely bold comment on The Hardcore Gamer Show (what’s new) in regards to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. I vowed to forever boycott the Halo franchise if the iconic Halo 2 multiplayer was messed with in any significant way. I did not want to see Armor lock on Zanzibar, nor did I want jet-packs accompanying my dual SMGs. Today, 343 clarified their statements on how multiplayer will work in The Master Chief Collection.

Every game’s multiplayer mode will contain the mechanics of its original release. That’s right, Halo: Combat Evolved mechanics will be in play on Halo: Combat Evolved maps, Halo 2 mechanics will be present in Halo 2, and so on and so forth. This means that this is a true collection rather than a remake, as each of the numbered Halo games will simply receive a massive visual upgrade.

Thankfully, millions of games (including myself) can rest easy knowing that the classic multiplayer experiences we grew up with will not be altered to the point of being unplayable.