After the successful release of Halo: Reach on PC, the upcoming game to be launched is Combat Evolved. The trials for the new game were expected to go live this month, but the upcoming title has encountered a short delay.
Halo: Combat Evolved Beta delayed
343 Industries has announced that beta testing for Halo: Combat Evolved, or Halo: CE, will launch in February: “The team is currently working towards having the first Halo: CE PC flight to Rings 1 and 2 by the end of this month with the goal of expanding to Ring 3 in February,” reads a new post on the Halo forums.
Similar to Reach’s beta testing, Halo: Combat Evolved battles involves testing of particular elements of the game. 343 Industries is reportedly ‘flighting multiple areas of limited content to participants of the flighting program.’
The developers of the title will collect information for a number of fields such as ‘validating dedicated servers, peer-to-peer connections, crossplay between Steam and Windows version, new UI for customization.’ The gaming studio wants feedback on the following aspects of the game: Single Player and Cooperative Campaign, multiplayer, customization of the title, and the progression.
More Enhancements for Halo: Reach
Besides the launch of the test phase for Halo: CE, 343 efforts during February will also concentrate on bringing enhancements to Reach. The only worth mentioning entry in the update blog is the incorporation of new crouching behavior that enables players to crouch while moving.
Because it was the first of the Master Chief Collection, the version of Halo: Reach for PC has a few fixes to implement. Halo: Reach is currently accessible to play on PC via Steam or the Windows Store. If you cannot wait to try out the Halo: CE, you will have to register in the Halo Insider Program. The signing up process takes a few minutes; however, there is no guaranteed access, because 343 chooses the participants based on their Insider profile.