Eight years after its original release on Xbox 360, Microsoft has announced that Halo 4 is finally coming to the PC. This also marks close to one year since the Master Chief Collection launched on PC, now completing the collection with this release. In the announcement trailer provided below, A.I Cortana delivers a dramatic speech as close up shots of Master Chief himself are shown. “Do not underestimate him,” are the words the trailer ends on.
Halo 4, the first 343 Industries developed game since Bungie split from the franchise, is also getting quite the upgrades for its PC release. Up to 4K UHD and 60+ fps are expected, along with customisable mouse and keyboard support, the option to customise your FOV and also play in Ultra wide.
The game’s campaign is said to be ‘fully remastered,’ with Multiplayer offering 25 maps and a revitalised system for customising armour. Forge, Theater and Spartan Ops (additional episodic co-op missions) are also on offer.
With this, the Master Chief Collection will now include six games in the Halo franchise. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4. Sorry fans, the mainline fifth entry isn’t a part of this one. Here’s hoping (and assuming) it’ll come to PC separately.
Halo 4 arrives on November 17th, coinciding with the collection’s new Series X version.