343 Industries has already confirmed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have upgrades to harness the full power of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Thanks to this, players will be able to enjoy the campaigns and the multiplayer component of the collection at 120 fps. In addition, improvements will be added for split-screen games and options to adjust the field of view.
One detail that caught the attention of gamers is that 343 Industries did not mention anything about possible support for ray tracing. Matt Hohl, the producer of the series, recently spoke about next-gen enhancements, including ray tracing.
HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION WILL LACK RAY TRACING ON XBOX SERIES X | S
Through a post on Halo Waypoint (via Pure Xbox ), Matt Hohl reaffirmed that, from November 17, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S users will be able to enjoy a fully optimized version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection thanks to a free update.
The creative pointed out that the games can run up to 120 fps and 4K on Xbox Series X, while Xbox Series S will run them at 1080p. Hohl noted that they had to overcome several technical challenges to make this possible.
“Regardless of whether players have a 120 fps screen, we have also included some graphical improvements in the game, such as increased draw distances within levels and improvements in splitscreen experiences in campaign and multiplayer.” Hohl noted.
The creative was questioned about the possible implementation of ray tracing to the collection. Unfortunately, the Hohl did not answer the question directly, saying only that he is excited about what can be achieved on the new consoles.
So Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S without ray tracing. At least for now, there are no plans to add such an improvement in the short term. However, things could change in the future.
“The complexity and scope of MCC pose unique challenges that I am still learning about, but I love the opportunities it offers,” added the producer. Finally, he stated that they will listen to all requests from the community and take them into account.
“One thing that I have already learned here is that this team listens to the community as a crucial element of our planning. I love that and am excited to see what we can do together in the future, ”concluded Hohl.