If you are a PlayStation 4 gamer and you have always dreamt of getting to play Halo on your console, you might have been intrigued the other week when IGN journalist Colin Moriarty mentioned that Microsoft was supposedly interested in bringing the Master Chief Collection to PS4 a few years back. But obviously, it didn’t happen. But does that mean it never will? Recently, Xbox boss Phil Spencer commented on the possibility of Halo on PS4.
What Phil Spencer Had to Say About Halo on PS4
Spencer replied, “The games themselves are critically important to players and people playing. But ensuring that you have a connected ecosystem with the players, where people’s save game and their state and their friends list and their entitlements move seamlessly from every ecosystem—from every device—that they want to play on is critical. There aren’t other systems where we can go do that today.”
What we can take from these comments is twofold. Firstly, Spencer sounds like he actually likes the idea of gamers on PS4 being able to play Halo. But secondly, there are technical barriers which currently stand in the way. So while he would possibly back the idea, it is not a particularly viable one right now.
Perhaps that is why the idea of the Master Chief Collection on PS4 fell through a few years ago. He didn’t specifically talk about that. But it would make sense if that was the case. Surely if there are obstacles which are hard to overcome today, those obstacles would have been just as obstructive back then. If anything, we would guess they would have been even more difficult to surmount.
So will PlayStation gamers ever have a chance to enjoy Halo on PS4 or even PS5? If Spencer had his way, maybe the answer would be “yes.” But as the technical barriers exist, it doesn’t seem all that likely to happen anytime soon. But who knows? We’ll just have to wait and see how things evolve during the next generation of consoles. There is a lot of news coming out these days on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett. Keep up with our PlayStation and Xbox news.