If 2014 was the year of broken games at launch, it seems like 2015 might be the year of “our bads” and “we promises.” Ubisoft has already said Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will work, unlike Unity, and now we have 343 Industries talking about Halo 5: Guardians in light of the mess that was Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Well, not just Halo 5: Guardians. The entire Halo series moving forward falls under this word from 343. The studio’s head Bonnie Ross talked with Game Informer about this within their cover story for the July issue.
“Going forward, you will never see a Halo game coming out without a beta. [Master Chief Collection] was obviously painful for our fans and for us…but it won’t happen again.”
There you go. “It won’t happen again.” We hope that’s true.
“There is so much we learned with the Halo 5 beta. There is actually stuff we took from our Master Chief Collection — learnings that we were able to put into the [Halo 5: Guardians] beta.”
Betas already do a lot to help hype, why not use them to actually stress test games ahead of launch?
We’ll have more on Halo and Halo 5: Guardians as it comes.