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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Will Feature LAN Support

Gamescom 2014 next week is going to feature the first ever Halo 2 Anniversary 4v4 tournament. In the process of grilling 343 Industries about more information how how the tournament will be played out on the Xbox One, it was revealed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will indeed have LAN support.

Replying on Twitter, 343 Industries Franchise Media Manager Che Chou confirmed that the tournament would be played in a LAN setting using Custom Games.

However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be requiring an active Internet connection for play. You’ll still be required to be connected to the Internet. However, that’s just for authentication purposes and it won’t affect your LAN gameplay.

The ability to access LAN setup is great news for players who long for the perfect setting for a custom scrim amongst friends or foes. Halo is indeed a party game and 343 Industries just made LAN possible again.

Earlier this week Amazon UK listed Halo: The Master Chief Collection for a Windows PC release. This was the second time that such a listing has come up on the web.

With Microsoft already losing Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome to the PC community, it would make a ton of folks happy to see Halo land on the PC as well. However, this is still a rumor and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for an announcement at Gamescom 2014.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be released on November 11 for Xbox One.