Halo developer 343 Industries has provided an update on some of the features coming to The Master Chief Collection in the future, including cross-play.
In a blog post, the studio said cross-play between Xbox One and PC is currently “in test with our QA team,” which suggests it may be ready for release relatively soon. More specifically, 343 said cross-play and other new features could begin to appear in MCC through an upcoming beta test, or “flight,” for Halo 4 on PC. The beta test will also be available on Xbox One. To get in, you’ll need to sign up for the free Halo Insider program and hope to be chosen.
Cross-play will come to MCC with another new feature, the ability to select your preferred input device for matchmaking. This will give players the ability to choose who they play against when it comes to controls–that could be a big deal because mouse & keyboard is generally understood to be a more precise manner of controls compared to a gamepad. You can see a work-in-progress screenshot of the new menu below.