IGN reported that Microsoft wanted to resort to utilizing some Xbox Collection X dev kits for the Halo Infinite Halo Championship Collection match, displaying that even the corporate that makes the console has hassle getting its fingers on it because of the ongoing chip scarcity.
In a tweet made by Halo esports and viewership lead at 343 Industries Tahir Hasandjekic, he mentioned that the open bracket gamers can be enjoying with Xbox Collection X dev kits, citing the chip scarcity as he did.
Heads up open bracket gamers – you may be enjoying this weekend on Collection X growth consoles. They’re functionally similar and might be working in “Retail” mode so it is the very same expertise, they simply look somewhat totally different.
Why? World provide chain scarcity is actual.
— Tashi (@Tashi343i) December 15, 2021
Improvement kits are what they are saying on the tin: They’re the locked consoles that builders use to make video games for launch on retail models. Nonetheless, they’ve the identical guts in them because the retail models, so whereas this can be a high-quality answer for the Halo Championship Collection, it underlines how severe the availability chain scarcity is. And Microsoft isn’t the only company coping with much less consoles accessible on cabinets.
The Halo Championship Collection came about throughout the previous three days this weekend, and appears to have concluded easily even with the dev kits in tow. Prime prize was a prize pool of $250,000 + crowdfunding, a large purse showcasing how vital eports is to the franchise.
Halo Infinite simply got here out a number of weeks in the past, however it’s already gracing many game of the year lists. It additionally has a variety of synergy with the brand new Xbox Elite Controller. Regardless Halo nostalgia continues to be sturdy, because it seems in unexpected places as of late.
Halo Infinite is now accessible for Xbox One, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC.