Master Chief Collection's Upcoming Intelligent Download System Will Let You Grab Only the Content You Want

Master Chief Collection's Upcoming Intelligent Download System Will Let You Grab Only the Content You Want

This should reduce the need to enter arbiteration to settle data usage disputes.

2014's Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One is getting some updates and fixes. Chief (ahem) amongst the updates is an "Intelligent Delivery System," which lets you install only the content you want.

For example, if you're a fan of Halo 3's campaign but want to skip downloading the game's multiplayer options, you can do so. Conversely, if you want some classic multiplayer action via Halo: CE but know you're not going to play through its story anytime soon, you can hold off on downloading its single-player campaign.

343's Halo community manager Brian Jarrard offered a screenshot of Master Chief Collection's Intelligent Delivery System on Twitter earlier this week. It's a simple cell phone capture, but we can clearly see options to install the campaign and / or multiplayer for Halo: CE.

With game downloads getting bigger and bigger, it's good to see options like Master Chief Collection's Intelligent Delivery System. Not everyone has the necessary bandwidth or hard drive space to download 40 GB packages that include a bunch of options that might never be used.

The Intelligent Delivery System and other upgrades to the Master Chief Collection aren't available to everyone yet, but they're currently being tested on private servers. You won't have to wait long, and when the time comes, your hard drive will thank you.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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