Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Comes To PC And Steam

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Comes To PC And Steam

After many, many requests, Microsoft has finally fulfilled one of the longest running requests from Halo fans: to properly bring Master Chief to PC. Halo: Reach will come first, then the other games will follow after an undetermined period.

Instead of bringing all of the Halo games into the PC ecosystem at once, 343 Industries and Microsoft are instead opting for a slower approach, in which each title is released one at a time - this is being done to ensure a stable launch for each title. Basically, the multiplayer component (which Microsoft clarifies includes the theater and forge) is free.

Today's Inside Xbox stream made it official - and not only is it going to be on the official Microsoft Store, it's coming to Steam, too.

Unfortunately, however, you won't be able to play all the games included in the collection all at once: each will be updated for modern graphics and re-released in chronological order over an unspecified span, so it's unclear when owners will play the final game in the bundle, Halo 4.

Xbox Game Pass subscribers have the easiest path to getting all of Halo: Reach's components.

Unfortunately, it was not mentioned when we can expect to see Halo: The Master Chief Collection begin to make its way to PC, but at least we know it is indeed on its way.

The freedom to choose between the Microsoft Store and Steam is wonderful.

Jarrard said today that Halo: MCC will be released on PC later this year, but didn't share an ETA. The announcement confirmed months of speculation and rumors about a Halo MCC PC release and will allow PC players a chance to experience the full breadth of the franchise in one package. While the MCC used to have some issues, 343 have been patching it consistently since launch, and it sounds like the PC will have some extra icing on the cake.

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