Microsoft and 343 Industries just announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be making its way to Steam, and will include Halo: Reach to that collection.
The reveal occurred during the live stream of Inside Xbox, a monthly show by Microsoft that share news about their console and games. A brand new trailer, showcasing some of the series highlights, followed the announcement. You can watch it below.
Halo is a sci-fi first-person shooter series, one of Microsoft’s biggest franchises to date, selling over 70 million units worldwide. For that reason, Microsoft kept the series an Xbox exclusive since Halo 3 came out in 2007. Now, The Master Chief Collection brings Halo back to PC, through Steam.
The PC version of Halo: MCC will contain five games from the main series: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 (including the Halo 3: ODST Campaign), Halo Reach, and Halo 4. The titles will be released one at a time in chronological order, starting with Halo Reach, the prequel to the original Halo.
Since the games won’t be released as a bundle at first, you’ll be able to purchase them separately as they become available. We’re guessing that there will also be an option to buy the entire Master Chief Collection as a whole, though Microsoft did not mention it as of yet.
Anyone who already owns Halo: MCC on Xbox One will be glad to know that Halo Reach is also coming to Microsoft’s latest console. The game’s multiplayer portion, which includes Forge and the Theater, will automatically be added to your Xbox One copy as a free update. Halo Reach’s campaign and Firefight will be available as paid DLC.
As a fan of Halo myself, this is some exciting news. Halo: The Master Chief Collection will bring every Halo game in the series to PC, except for Halo 5. Not just to the Microsoft store, but Steam as well. I guess I’ll finally have to give Apex a break.
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