Slow and Steady Wins the Race
When the Master Chief Collection finally graces the PC with its presence it will have been 15+ years since a Halo game was released on the platform. The last one to do it was Halo 2 all the way back in 2004. The original Halo, Halo Combat Evolved was also on the PC. But ever since the Halo franchise moved to the Xbox 360 and beyond, the PC has gotten no love from the people over at Bungie and 343.
This is, of course, going to change. 343 Studios is currently running the game through a ton of rigorous tests to see how the game performs on the PC. There have been a series of public test flights that have focused on certain aspects of the game. They have just finished with the first round of tests and are planning on starting the second round later this month. These tests are going to focus solely on the Firefight mode.
For all of the uncultured swine who are unaware of what this mode is, Firefight mode is essentially a fight to the death against never-ending waves of aliens. This can be played alone or with friends. The enemies get progressively harder as you get to the higher rounds. Similar to old school Nazi Zombies from Call of Duty, there is no way to actually win. You just try to survive for as long as possible. You can also try and beat other player’s high scores. The more aliens you kill and the longer you live gets you a higher score. It’s simple.
Once 343 feels they have finished with Firefight, they plan to move on to co-op matchmaking.
There is no official release date yet, however, when the Master Cheif Collection does come it out it will be available on Steam. If you have never played Halo. Please do.