343 Industries hosted an AMA session last week on Reddit and we got to learn a lot more about the upcoming Halo: Master Chief Collection PC ports. We also learned that Halo 5 is not coming to PC as of yet.
Halo fans have been requesting for a PC port for almost a decade and Microsoft finally heard their voices. Earlier this month, Microsoft 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.
343 Industries hosted an AMA session last week on Reddit and we got to learn a lot more about the upcoming Halo: Master Chief Collection PC ports.
During the AMA session, community director Brian, aka ‘ske7ch’, for 343 industries answered a multitude of questions regarding The Master Chief Collection coming to PC.
Some of the things we learned during the AMA included that Windows 10 will not be a requirement to run the collection. It can run on Windows 7 too and support for Windows 8 might come later on.
We also learned that 343 is also looking into the possibility of including mod support for the games.
Although most of the questions were about Reach, there were also many questions about Halo 5. The elephant in the room being “Is Halo 5 coming”. The answer is yes, but actually, no.
Brian followed up the question stating: “Our focus is bringing MCC and Reach to PC, there are no current plans to bring over Halo 5.”
This kinda makes sense when you think about how “not great” Halo 5 was. It had several issues, one of the biggest ones were the matchmaking issues.
Although “there are no current plans” for Halo 5, it doesn’t mean the idea is completely off the table. Some fans liked Halo 5! And from a sales viewpoint, getting money from those fans seems like a good idea for any game company.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is currently available for Xbox One and is coming to PC sometime this year.