Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been confirmed for a PC release, following a string of recent rumors about the title.
It’s been a long time coming. Fans have been calling for Halo: The Master Chief Collection to be brought to PC since it’s troubled launch back in 2014. What’s more, Halo: Reach will be joining the roster of games, bringing all Halo titles under one roof ahead of the release of Halo: Infinite.
343 Industries spoke about the upcoming release on their blog: “The Master Chief’s arrival on PC will happen in stages with each title releasing one by one over time – giving the development teams the ability to ensure each one is right, while giving players a chance to jump in right away”
The release will start with Halo: Reach, the first title in the campaign timeline if we want to be pedantic about things. Xbox One players who own Halo: The Master Chief Collection might well be a little irritated, as they will not be getting all of the Halo: Reach content for free.
Halo: Reach’s multiplayer content, including forge and theater, will be automatically included for everyone who owns the title. Halo: Reach’s Campaign and Firefight experiences will be offered together as a premium digital add-on. Oh, but if you have the game pass, it’s all-inclusive. Typical.
343 Industries is partnering with Splash Damage and Ruffian to bring the title to PC. Splash Damage co-founder and CEO Richard Jolly says, “For almost twenty years, Splash Damage has had multiplayer gaming at its very core. Being part of the team bringing this legendary franchise to PC for the very first time is a tremendous honor for everyone here at Splash Damage, and we’re excited for Halo fans around the world to play what we’re hard at work on!”
Lastly, players will be suprised to hear that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is also coming to steam! You can watch the full trailer for the release below:
Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be available on PC later this year, starting its periodic release with Halo: Reach.