The wait is finally over, Microsoft has officially announced the arrival of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC along with Halo: Reach. The upcoming classic Halo game collection includes Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign), Halo 4, and now Halo Reach.
Halo fans have been requesting for a PC port from a very long time and finally, 343 Industries is making it all happen.
For the team at 343 Industries, the most important and critical element of this project is ensuring that Halo: The Master Chief Collection delivers a true “first class” experience on PC. We’re embarking on a journey with our community to build a PC experience that delivers on PC gamer expectations. The team is passionately committed to ensuring that all of the features, bells, and whistles expected in a modern PC title are included with MCC.
To assure that everything works out as planned, all of the games won’t be released at once. Instead, the games will be released and sold individually in a chronical order starting with Halo: Reach remastered and ending with Halo 4. This is to make sure every game in Halo series is done “right” instead of making everyone wait for each title until the completion of Master Chief’s saga.
Halo Reach comes as a total surprise as it’s not a part of the original Master Chief Collection released on Xbox One. Reach will arrive later this year with multiplayer content including The Forge and Theater for MCC owners. Meanwhile, Reach’s Campaign and Firefight will be available through premium add-ons. The remastered version of the game is promised to run at stunning 4K/HDR on supported devices with 60 fps.
Xbox One owners of MCC are not left out as Reach’s multiplayer content including The Forge and Theater will be available to you for free. Those with Xbox Game Pass subscription will be able to access the whole game including the campaign.
Brian Jarrard, Community Director at 343i says that Halo Reach “will look and play just as great when it lands on the Microsoft Store and Steam with Campaign, Multiplayer, and Firefight available for purchase as the first step in this PC journey”. You can check out the official steam page of the game here.
There’s no concrete release date yet for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Steam. Although it’s already available for pre-order through Microsoft store costing 30$ and $24 for Xbox Game Pass subscription holders.
With Halo Infinite in works, MCC is Microsoft’s best chance to bring the fans’ interest back to the series.