Halo Master Chief Collection Confirmed for PC, Will Include Halo Reach
A collection of the first few Halo games would seem to be the perfect way to experience the series’ journey so far, but the titular Master Chief Collection wasn’t the hit one would think back at launch. Numerous bugs saw the the compilation shunned by many gamers, but developer 343 Industries have since greatly remedied the situation through the introduction of various patches and updates.
Over four years after release, 343 have confirmed that even more is on the way during the latest episode of Inside Xbox. Following an “exciting” tease earlier this year, it’s been announced that the entire collection is now on the way to PC. Not only will these updated versions of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 be available on the Microsoft Store, but they’ll all also make their way to Steam for the first time ever.
— Xbox (@Xbox) March 12, 2019
As an added surprise, 343 Industries revealed Halo Reach will also make its way to the collection, as part of this new PC version as well as for those who already own the Collection. Xbox One owners will receive Reach’s multiplayer aspect as a free update, while the campaign will be available later as a premium digital add-on. According to Xbox, release of the PC Master Chief Collection is set to take place in parts, the whole set becoming incrementally available in chronological order.
Our current plan is for this journey to begin with the launch of Halo: Reach – the fictional beginnings of Master Chief’s saga – with the rest of the titles following in chronological order thereafter. Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign), and Halo 4 will each be available for individual purchase within MCC as they become available. And each game will evolve and grow over time with community input.”
What do you think? Are you excited about the reveal of The Master Chief Collection for PC, or are you more hyped that Halo Reach is finally on its way? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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