Enlarge / We really, really hope 343 pulls off 60 frames-per-second split-screen combat in 4K with this anthology’s long-awaited Xbox One X patches. (credit: 343 Industries)
In 2014, the Halo: Master Chief Collection anthology launched as a much-needed lineup filler for the struggling Xbox One.

But fans’ hopes of a lovely, 1080p collection of four classic Halo games, including a remastered take on Halo 2, were soon shattered by a litany of matchmaking hiccups, bugs, and other issues.
A series of patches in the game’s first year resolved some issues, particularly with online matchmaking, but in spite of continued complaints about the anthology, Microsoft hasn’t put out a H:MCC patch in over two years.

And the company failed to capitalize on Xbox One X hype by implying in July that the anthology wouldn’t see any 4K-specific updates for that new console.
Thankfully, on Tuesday, Microsoft changed its tune.
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