If there is one thing that Halo fans have consistently been asking for over the past decade, it’s proper PC ports for the series’ later entries. After that, the addition of Halo: Reach to the Master Chief Collection would probably be the next biggest item on the wishlist. 343 Industries has expressed awareness and interest in both ventures in the past, but never offered more than the vaguest hint that they’d ever make either request happen…until now that is. Earlier today, 343 Industries and Microsoft announced that both of the Halo community’s biggest request are about to come true.
According to their post on Xbox Wire, Halo fans can expect to see the entirety of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Steam sometime in the near future. Starting with Halo: Reach, the collection will be released to Steam following the chronological order of Master Chief’s story. So it’ll be: Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (campaign-only) and Halo 4. PC players will be able to purchase each one individually as they become available.
Players who already own Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be getting access to Halo: Reach’s online multiplayer (including Theater and Forge modes) free of charge, but they’ll have to kick in a little extra cash if they want to play Campaign or Firefight. As for those subscribed to Xbox Games Pass, they’ll be getting the whole package as part of their subscription.
No release date has been announced for either of these additions, but 343 Industries has promised that more information is coming. For now, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available on Xbox One. Check out our review for a quick look at what was originally on offer.