343 Unveils Next Year's Plans For Halo: The Master Chief Collection

343 Industries has published its final development blog of 2020 on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, highlighting that it's "just getting started" with its plans for the game as it moves into next year.

We don't know everything about what 343 is planning for the MCC in 2021 just yet (it says there's a "ton more" to share), but the team has teased that at least 5 more Seasons and Forge items are on the way, along with Mod support - again, 343 says it'll share more details on Mods and how they'll work next year.

Here's a brief overview of some of the features in the works for the MCC:

Actively In Development

  • View Model Adjustment for all games: On track for early 2021
  • Steam Account Linking: On track for early 2021
  • In Game FPS Cap/Adjustments: More options coming in 2021
  • PC File Share: On track for early 2021
  • Additional Video Settings/Options: More options coming in 2021
  • Custom Game Browser: On track for early 2021
  • Double Key Binds for all games: On track for early 2021
  • Per Game Audio Options: This should be in flights in early 2021
  • Bringing PC Features to Console (Like FOV Sliders): We will communicate more on this next year, no hard timeline for when these features could be making their way to console

In Design Iteration

  • Additional Mod Support  
  • Additional Accessibility Support
  • HDR Support on PC
  • New Season Content (ADDED)
  • New Forge Items (ADDED)
  • All the super-secret features I’m not ready to talk about just yet (ADDED)

In Backlog, Pending Further Discussions

  • Idle System Improvements

In addition to these, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is also getting a December 2020 update today that clocks in at just over 20GB on Xbox consoles, featuring "groundwork for the next season coming in 2021, along with the usual collection of bug fixes, and general housekeeping items."

You can check out the full patch notes for the December 2020 update over at the Halo Waypoint website.

Which of these new features are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below.

[source support.halowaypoint.com]