Gamers have asked for it and now it’s finally happening – Halo: The Master Chief Collection is making its way to PC. And even more surprisingly, it’ll be available via Steam.
Announced via the latest Inside Xbox, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have a phased roll-out on PC, but no timescale has been disclosed as yet. Halo: Reach will be released first, followed by Halo: Anniversary Edition, Halo 2 and so on. And they won’t just be simple ports – all the PC-centric features and options you’ve come to expect will be implemented.
When Halo: The Master Chief Collection does become available on PC, you’ll of course be able to pick it up via the Windows 10 store. It will also be made available on Steam, however, much to the delight of the majority of PC gamers. You will need an Xbox Live account to play it no matter where you purchase it from, though.
And fear not Xbox One owners, Halo: Reach is also coming to console. When it becomes available, the multiplayer portion of it will be free for anyone who already owns Halo: The Master Chief Collection. To play the campaign and firefight modes, however, you’ll need to pay a little bit extra. Well, unless you’re a member of Xbox Game Pass – they’ll be included in that as soon as they’re available.
It’s currently unclear whether Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be included as part of the Xbox Game Pass offerings available on PC, but we’re sure more info on that will be revealed as Halo: Reach nears release. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for it.