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The fate of Forge in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Although navigating the menus of Halo: The Master Chief Collection doesn't make it absolutely clear, the four-game collection featuring Microsoft's cyborg hero will include the multiplayer customization mode, Forge.

"Forge Mode is in there," 343 Industries Franchise Development Director Frank O'Connor tells Joystiq, adding that preservation for the collection is a top priority. Forge Mode allows players to drop in-game assets into emptied multiplayer maps to create new structures. In Forge, players can also alter properties of their created maps to developer new game modes.

O'Connor also assured us that the collection will also feature saved films, for Halo 3 and Halo 4, and for the first time, Halo 2.

O'Connor tells Joystiq that it is also still exploring options for 'Fileshare,' a web-based archive of player screenshots, clips and Forge creations that could be shared with the game's large community.

"We're going to have it," O'Connor says, "it's just a matter of deciding where it goes. We're still evaluating." When asked if 343 could leverage the OneDrive app featured on Xbox One as a player's personal file archive, he noted that the complication with using it revolves around the file types used for player creations in the Halo titles featuring Forge.

Fileshare archived a limited number of player-selected uploads to, the website for the franchise's creator and former curator. For a nominal fee, Halo players could also expand their online archive capacity.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – featuring Halo 1 through 4 – is coming November 11 for Xbox One.

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