Big Halo News From Inside Xbox Today
Today it was revealed Halo: Reach is being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Also, the entire collection is coming to PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam. This allows Microsoft to bring the Halo Universe and Master Chief’s story to a new audience and to offer PC gamers a chance to step into the franchise on the PC platform of their choice.
Brian Jarrard, Community Director at 343 Industries said:
“For the team at 343 Industries, the most important and critical element of this project is ensuring that Halo: The Master Chief Collection delivers a true “first class” experience on PC. We’re embarking on a journey with our community to build a PC experience that delivers on PC gamer expectations. The team is passionately committed to ensuring that all of the features, bells, and whistles expected in a modern PC title are included with MCC.”
The Master Chief’s arrival on PC will happen in stages with each title releasing one by one over time. This will allow dev teams the ability to ensure each one is right. This my friends is a good thing!
Brian goes on to say, “our current plan is for this journey to begin with the launch of Halo: Reach – the fictional beginnings of
Master Chief’s saga – with the rest of the titles following in chronological order thereafter. Halo: Reach,Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign), and Halo 4 will each be available for individual purchase within MCC as they become available. And each game will evolve and grow over time with community input.”
Also Halo: Reach is coming as in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One and apparently looks better than ever in stunning 4K/HDR on compatible hardware and plays better than ever at a silky smooth 60FPS. This according to 343.
Brian also reports: “On Xbox One specifically, Halo: Reach’s multiplayer content (which includes Forge and the Theater) will be automatically included for everyone who owns Halo: The Master Chief Collection while Halo: Reach’s Campaign and Firefight experiences will be offered together as a premium digital add-on. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will have access to the entirety of Halo: Reach within MCC as part of their subscription. Halo: Reach will look and play just as great when it lands on the Microsoft Store and Steam with Campaign, Multiplayer, and Firefight available for purchase as the first step in this PC journey.”
Happy Gaming folks!
Source: Press Release