343 Industries, the developer of the upcoming Halo 4, has confirmed that it's going to use the game's updates not just to fix glitches but also to add new options and features, like a Theater Mode or extended support for clans.
Halo 4 is one of the biggest releases of the year and millions upon millions of Xbox 360 owners are eagerly awaiting the release of the first-person shooter next week.
In order to ease the worries of fans who don't like the fact that certain features from previous games have been skipped over by the new one, 343's Jessica O'Shea revealed that Halo 4 will receive new options and mechanics via future updates.
Chief among the features that will arrive at a later date is the Theater Mode for the single-player campaign.
"Theater Mode in Campaign did not make the cut for launch for various reasons of scheduling, rendering issues and some significant engine changes," she said on the Halo Waypoint blog.
"However, we are treating Title Updates very differently for Halo 4 and rather than simply using them as opportunities for simple big fixes, we are thinking of them as a way to sustain and grow features and options, so it is possible you could see Saved Films made available for Campaign (as well as some other significant features) at some time in the not-too-distant future, but that's yet to be determined."
What's more, a future update will also implement an extended support for clans in order to give players more incentives to play alongside friends.
"As we mentioned before, we plan to continue consistent and meaningful sustainment updates to improve and enhance player experience. Social constructs are something we too have missed since Halo 2, and we're looking at interesting ways to improve those experiences in the not-too-distant future."
Halo 4 is out next week, on November 6, only on the Xbox 360 console.