On its Inside Xbox show, Microsoft announced that not only would the 2010 title Halo: Reach be joining the other four titles within The Master Chief Collection, but PC gamers would be able to play the game via both the Windows Store and Steam.
While fans wait patiently for Halo Infinite, 343 Industries have spent the past year fixing the mess that was The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One, overhauling it to support Xbox One X enhancements and fix the broken multiplayer matchmaking, and then adding it to Xbox Game Pass last September.
After many, many requests, Microsoft has finally fulfilled one of the longest running requests from Halo fans: to properly bring Master Chief to PC. Better yet, it will include a remastered version of Halo: Reach, my personal favourite game in the series. Again, pricing hasn't been set, but Xbox Game Pass holders will get the new content for free on Xbox One as well as part of their subscription.
We don't have an exact release date at the time of publishing but we are hoping to find out more on that front as soon as the new Windows Store and Steam listings for Halo go live. During the Inside Xbox announcement very PC-focused features were mentioned including rebuilt mouse and keyboard controls, custom keybindings and support for PC graphics options like ultrawide, different frame rate options and even adjustable field of view.
After years of wishes and rumors, fans have gotten their wish: Halo 1,2,3 and ODST on PC!
343 Industries spent years fixing bugs, glitches, and a bad matchmaking system post-launch to get The Master Chief Collection to where it is today.
You can check out Halo: The Master Chief Collection's Steam listing here.
But don't get too excited just yet, because 343 Industries won't have the whole package ready out of the gate. There's simply no reason to own one outside Xbox 360 and original Xbox backwards compatibility.
343 Industries says that bringing all of these titles to PC is a huge undertaking for the studio and is something that they want to do right.