Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Industry | By Jeannie Evans

Halo: The Master Chief Collection headed to Steam and including Halo: Reach

Halo: The Master Chief Collection headed to Steam and including Halo: Reach

With this addition the game includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, Halo 4 and now Halo Reach. Now, we know what that news is, and it's probably what you could have guessed. Another great news that Jarrard announced today is that Halo: Reach, Bungie's latest Halo game released back in 2010 on the Xbox 360 will soon be added to Halo: MCC on Xbox One and PC.

After years of console exclusivity, the Halo games are coming to PC on both Steam and the Microsoft Store via Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The game will arrive on PC via the Microsoft Store and the competing Steam platform, and will be optimized for PC with enhancements and tweaks.

It's not really a surprise to see the remastered collection come to PC eventually - Halo has been one of the jewels of Microsoft since the first game.

You can check out Halo: The Master Chief Collection's Steam listing here. 343 Industries said that staggered scheduled will enable it to ensure that each game is "right"-emphasis theirs-with PC-standard features including FOV sliders, 4K resolution and ultrawide monitor support, adjustable framerates, and remappable keys".

After more than a decade, the mainline Halo games are returning to PC.

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. Disappointingly, Halo: Reach's single-player campaign and Firefight horde mode will be offered as paid add-ons, with only multiplayer being free. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will unsurprisingly have access to the whole thing. Microsoft added that with 343 Industries focusing on Halo Infinite, they had to enlist the help of two external studios to make the port happen: Scottish developer Ruffian Games and Splash Damage, the British devs behind Enemy Territory and Dirty Bomb more recently.

Halo Reach is also coming to Xbox One.

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