Ever since the details on Halo: The Master Chief Collection began coming to light, one question has been asked over and over again by long time fans of the series: where are Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach? It seems as though 343 Industries isn’t completely ignoring this outcry.
Dan Ayoub, an executive producer at 343 Industries, had this to say on the exclusion of ODST and Reach from the upcoming collection:
“With Halo 5 coming out we really wanted to focus on those Master Chief-centric games, that was part of it. Quite honestly, the other part of it was just disc space. We’re squeezing everything we can out of the available space for this thing. What I can tell you is probably the biggest question we get from people is, what about ODST and Reach. What I can say is it’s certainly not in our development timeline or planning right now [but] we’ve heard that question so much that it has seeped into our collective subconscious. I think enough people have asked about it that we are thinking about it.”
While this certainly isn’t a definitive confirmation that we will see the two Halo spinoff games on an Xbox One, it is good to know that 343 is fully aware how many fans would love to see all of the Halo games on the new console, “Master Chief-centric” or not. Here is hoping the development of these re-releases will be added to 343’s already daunting to-do list.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is set for release on November 11 in North America, and will include all four numbered entries in the series.