The software giant and creator of the Xbox video game console said Tuesday that the popular sci-fi shooting game will come via Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which rereleased numerous original games from the series on the Xbox in 2014.
Halo: MCC on PC will include the same content as the Xbox One game, but 343 Industries' Brian Jarrard said today that the games will actually roll out one by one. According to Microsoft, the bundle will release in stages for PC in order to give developers time to bring each title to desktop without forcing players to wait for the entire batch to reach completion. "All the bells and whistles you'd expect to find on a modern PC title, that's the kind of thing the team is really committed to doing", he said on Microsoft's Inside Xbox show.
Bringing Xbox Game Pass to PC has played a major role in the company's plans for seeing its titles across several platforms, and Xbox head of gaming Phil Spencer echoed Nadella's thoughts in an interview with Variety in June 2018. It'll be available on Xbox One and the newly announced PC edition.
You can get a peek via the trailer above.
You can check out Halo: The Master Chief Collection's Steam listing here.
Master Chief is finally coming to PC when Halo: The Master Chief Collection debuts on PC later this year, starting with Halo: Reach. There's also some kind of plan to "evolve and grow" each of the games with community input, though it's not clear how extensive those post-release plans are. Excited to play all of the glorious Halo titles on PC? Halo: The Master Chief Collection contains the original trilogy, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. On Xbox One, the multiplayer content will be free for everyone who owns Halo: MCC, but the campaign and Firefight modes will be available as a paid DLCs (all content will be available for free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers). Additionally, Halo: Reach is also being added to the MCC on Xbox One, and will receive support for 4K HDR and 60 frames per second (FPS) gameplay.