Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Its official, the Halo Master Chief Collection is coming to Steam

Its official, the Halo Master Chief Collection is coming to Steam

While there's still no date on it yet, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is PC-bound, including a planned Steam launch.

KitGuru Says: Not only are we finally getting Halo back on PC, but the collection will be available on Steam in addition to the Windows Store. What's also really great here is that the collection will also feature Halo: Reach along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, the Halo 3: ODST Campaign and Halo 4.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was originally released in late 2014 for the Xbox One, giving gamers access to Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo: Nightfall, and as of the PC launch, Halo: Reach.

‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ Coming To Steam, Adding ‘Halo: Reach’
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Coming PC, Will Be on Steam

The first big announcement with this is that Halo: Reach will be entering the collection. It will be available via the Microsoft Store and Steam. It will also automatically include its multiplayer Forge and Theater modes. 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're not sure how performance on PC will be, but given Microsoft's recent PC releases I'd assume it's going to be well-optimized. Now, we know what that news is, and it's probably what you could have guessed.

Bringing Xbox Game Pass to PC has played a major role in the company's plans for seeing its titles across several platforms, and Xbox head of gaming Phil Spencer echoed Nadella's thoughts in an interview with Variety in June 2018. "You won't see MCC roll out all at once", Jarrard said, re-iterating this is the best way to optimize each portion of the game and give the team time to smooth out the rough edges.

Early reports also indicate that Microsoft and Nintendo are working to bring Xbox titles to the Nintendo Switch, according to Game Informer.

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