Design Director of 343 Industries, Kevin Franklin, recently sat down with MCV. Franklin stated that the company has learned from their mistakes like the multiplayer issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and promises that it will not happen this time around with Halo 5.
The Master Chief Collection was a very big challenge and a real learning experience. It was an incredible technical challenge to put different Xbox and Xbox 360 tech into one game and we learnt a lot through the issues we had with matchmaking.”
Franklin noted that the studio started testing the multiplayer back in December and that it will not the servers will be stable from day 1. Saying..
“With Halo 5 we’re committed to building a completely rock-solid matchmaking and online experience. It’s something the team is working incredibly hard on to win that confidence back if we lost any. It’s a big goal for us. No one at the studio wants to make a troubled multiplayer experience. We are very committed to making a good experience.“
Halo 5: Guardians will be released on October 27.