Halo: The Master Chief Collection was one of the most ambitious video game projects of all time. The game's developers, 343 Industries, deserve credit for aiming so high, but players quickly realised that the studio had bitten off way more than it could chew.
Upon release, the game was littered with bugs and issues that plagued online multiplayer and even affected single-player runs of the various Halo campaigns, with the MCC swiftly branded a disaster. Effectively, 343 had committed the developing equivalent of sticking themselves in the face with a plasma grenade.
Now, four years later, an absolutely gigantic update has finally been released, packing all sorts of fixes and features into a mammoth 73GB download. What's more, the MCC has been added to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, breathing new life into a title that had been dying a slow death for the last few years.
The recent announcement of Halo Infinity, combined with this big push to finally make the MCC playable, could help to bring the Halo franchise back into the spotlight. A hardcore following of fans have stuck with the series through thick and thin, but more still needs to be done to help this incredible collection of games live up to its initial promise.