Microsoft'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.”
Join us on the journey to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC! The Halo Insider Program is the new way you can partner with us to help improve our games via feedback and hands-on public flighting. Learn more and sign up today! https://t.co/KDrRsbUMWA pic.twitter.com/a7yRdXRqds
— Halo (@Halo) March 17, 2019
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.
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.