Halo fans rejoice, the legendary saga of Master Chief is coming to PC later this year with Halo: The Master Chief Collection, marking the first time some of the series installments will be available on PC digital store fronts. Additionally, Halo: Reach will see it’s way to the collection for both PC and Xbox audiences, exciting many.
The announcement came from site Halo Waypoint this morning and detailed in an emotional recount, the story of Halo and what this collection may look like moving forward. Players will be able to experience six games from the series, including the previously mentioned Halo: Reach as well as Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4. Halo: Reach received the most coverage and information, with PC specific features and options. The game will come with Campaign, Multiplayer and Firefight and is boasted to run at a “silky smooth 60FPS” and stunning 4K/HDR on hardware that has this capability.
The team also promises that the games will “evolve and grow over time with community input.” This community input looks to play a large part:
“For the team at 343 Industries, the most important and critical element of this project is ensuring that MCC delivers a true “first class” experience on PC. We’re embarking on a journey with our community to build a real PC experience that delivers on PC gamer expectations. The team is passionately committed to ensuring that all the features, bells, and whistles expected in a modern PC title are included with MCC.”
Further detailing was provided and delved into what looks to be a roadmap of sorts, with the launch of the collection beginning with prequel Halo: Reach, with the remaining titles Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 being released chronologically and available for separate purchase within the Collection as they arrive. These titles will be available from purchase both from Steam (for the first time!) and Microsoft’s digital store.
A release date is not yet confirmed but eager Master Chief fans can learn more details during a live broadcast at SXSW this Sunday, the 17th March. The skies await!