Halo: The Master Chief Collection is finally coming to the PC through the Microsoft Store and Steam, according to an announcement by publisher Xbox Game Studios and developer 343 Industries. The PC release of the The Master Chief Collection will also see the addition of 2010’s Halo: Reach to the anthology.
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 is set to be released in stages, with each title of the series coming out individually over a span of time. According to Jarrad, the collection’s release plan will enable them 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 to come out.
Halo: Reach will be the first 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 for the collection have yet to be announced but Halo: Reach is expected to come out later this year.