Valve’s Gabe Newell Praises Phil Spencer For Bringing Halo To Steam
Halo fans were absolutely thrilled to hear that the Master Chief Collection would not only be coming to PC, but would also be available both through the Microsoft Store and Steam, the latter of which was actually quite surprising. In fact, many have begun to wonder why the collection is coming to Steam, and the particular reason why is actually a bit of a surprise.
The news comes by way of Valve’s Gabe Newell, who recently responded to a fan email by Redditor ZagTheWag asking about the process of working with 343 and Microsoft on getting Halo onto Steam. According to Gabe Newell, the full credit actually goes to Xbox boss Phil Spencer and his team, who pushed for the inclusion. Newell’s reply can be seen below:
The ‘why’ behind Phil Spencer’s push to bring the Master Chief Collection to Steam is still unknown, and it seems partially counter-intuitive given his recent commitment to placing a heavier investment into PC gaming in 2019. In all honesty it seems like not giving the Microsoft Store exclusive distribution rights to the collection is like stabbing himself in the foot, though I doubt anyone that regularly uses Steam will complain about being able to play Halo through their platform of choice.
The Halo Master Chief Collection will launch on PC incrementally, with titles becoming available in chronological order as time goes by.
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