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Microsoft Opens Halo Insider Program

The new Halo insider Program allows PC and console users to test flighting’s for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.


's various insider programs have been a success for the company, including across Windows, Azure, and Office. Now Microsoft is pushing towards media services by launching the Halo Insider Program. As the name suggests, the program will let PC gamers test Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Available through the Halo Waypoint, the service is similar to Microsoft's other Insider programs. If you unfamiliar with those programs, they allow users to test upcoming features for Microsoft products.

In return for these early access features, users provide Microsoft with feedback on the service. This is important for the company because it means fixes can be issued for problems ahead of the launch of a feature.

“The Halo Insider Program is the new way Halo fans and community members can partner with 343 Industries to improve our games, products, and services,” Microsoft notes.

“As a Halo Insider, you'll have the opportunity to regularly provide feedback and insights that help shape and inform current franchise initiatives and the future of Halo. You will also be given exclusive opportunities to participate in public [releases] of in-progress Halo game releases and provide feedback to the development teams.”

The service was announced on Twitter and said the Halo Insider Program is a partnership between Microsoft and gamers, allowing them access to public flighting.

Expanding Service

The Master Chief Collision is a bundle package that offers all legacy Halo games, including Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. Now that Microsoft has opened a Halo Insider Program, we suspect Halo 5: Guardians will also reach the Master Chief Collection eventually.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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