Halo: The Master Chief Collection is finally coming to the PC and will be available on the Microsoft Store and Steam, according to an announcement by Microsoft and 343 Industries. Additionally, 2010’s Halo: Reach will finally be added to the collection and will be coming to both the Xbox One and PC version.
343 Industries Community Director Brian Jarrad wrote:
This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us 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.
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.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC will be released in stages, with each title of the series coming out individually over a span of time. According to Jarrad, the release plan will enable the development teams to ensure that each title comes out “right” while also allowing players to jump into the series sooner rather than waiting for the entire collection.
Halo: Reach will be the first game in the collection to be released on PC and will then be followed by Halo: Combat Evolve, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. Pricing and release dates have yet to be announced but Halo: Reach is expected to come out later this year.