Abstraction Studio have been working in collaboration with Halo developers 343 Industries on Halo: The Master Chief Collection in 2021. Following this fruitful partnership, Abstraction have announced this successful collaboration has been extended for the whole of 2022, with their main task to be expanding the games audience by improving key accessibility features. Updates to The Master Chief Collection are planned to release throughout the coming year.

A quote from the Abstraction team

“Thanks to our great collaboration last year, Abstraction will continue our work on more accessibility features. The covered features aim to improve the experience of not only people with disabilities but also add quality of life improvements for a wider, general, audience. Visual, auditory, motor, and gameplay related accessibility features are all being taken into consideration and investigated to see how we can enhance Halo without changing its identity or giving unfair advantages in multiplayer. The team is taking great care of this project, as it is close to our hearts, and we are thrilled to work again with 343 Industries.”

Abstraction producer Lisa Burgers.

What have Abstraction brought to Halo so far?

Halo: Master Chief Collection includes six games, collected into a single integrated experience. Whether a long term Halo fan or if your are meeting The Chief for the first time, you are sure to enjoy. During their time working on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Abstraction has worked hard to make this Halo experience even more inclusive with a suite of accessibility features, including extended localization for community-requested languages, color blindness support for the three types of color blindness (protanopia, deuteranopia and tritanopia) and subtitle customization.

“It’s a great honor for us to work on a world-renowned and beloved series like Halo. The games in The Master Chief Collection mean as much to us as they do to the fans that play them, so we’re delighted that Abstraction will continue to collaborate with 343 Industries and can’t wait to continue enhancing the experience for all gamers”.

Abstraction COO Dominique Morel.
Ready Spartans?

It is really great to see Xbox’s continued support of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. As arguably the most important franchise to Xbox, it is great to see the past games be preserved and made more accessible to wider audiences. This is a trend I would like to see continue and expanded (where applicable) across the library of Xbox first party content.

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