Halo: The Master Chief Collection Coming to PC

Subject: General Tech | March 12, 2019 - 05:48 PM |
Tagged: steam, pc gaming, microsoft, halo

At today’s Inside Xbox event, Microsoft announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC on both Steam and the Microsoft Store. Not all games will launch simultaneously; in fact, no pricing or release dates have been announced. The only thing we have is the release order.

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  1. Halo: Reach
  2. Halo: Combat Evolved (Anniversary)
  3. Halo 2 (Anniversary)
  4. Halo 3: ODST – Campaign Only
  5. Halo 3
  6. Halo 4

This fills in everything between Halo 3 and Halo 4, inclusive, and reads so weird now that I have that typed out in front of me, on the PC platform. Also, Halo 1 and Halo 2 are, as far as I know, essentially dead for multiplayer reasons now that GameSpy and Games for Windows Live have been shut down for a dog’s age. It could be a good nostalgia trip to play those games again.

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And, yes, I owned a copy of Halo 2: Vista. I was intending to create mods for it until I noticed that their tools were so unbelievably broken that their own example map was impossible to make, at least on release although I am pretty sure that it was never fixed. (They removed the ability to make individual assets and they forgot to include jump pads. Granted, jump pads were not a super-critical feature, but it was also the perfect illustration of how little they cared about mod support.)

Venting past grievances aside, Halo has a good game flow with its relatively slow movement and shields. I am actually excited for it again. It might even be my go-to game if they allow mods again, which I strongly doubt.

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March 13, 2019 | 08:31 AM - Posted by Litzner (not verified)

I was about to say "Who cares? It will only be on the Windows Store, which doesn't exist to me..." But this is going to be release on Steam as well! :D

March 13, 2019 | 08:53 AM - Posted by ddg4005

I'm buying all of them, no doubt about it.

March 13, 2019 | 08:54 AM - Posted by MIKE BILEL (not verified)

MCC on PC!? In the Steam store!!?? I am excited.

March 13, 2019 | 09:37 AM - Posted by Anonymous2 (not verified)

I've already got Halo CE (best Halo to date) on PC and it's not locked to any platform. I also have MCC on Xbone, so unless they offer the PC version for free to me, I don't think I need it.

I hope they offer cross-play. PCMR vs console peasants.

March 13, 2019 | 11:51 AM - Posted by collie

I'm excited to play reach, I'm just wondering how much this will cost me.

Back when HALO PC came out I simply d/led it..... cant remember if it was KAZZA or a torrent from Supernova, but paying for games, well we just didn't do that then. Doubt that's an option this time around tho....

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