Having been through lots of rumors, Microsoft eventually has confirmed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is finally coming to PC. The above announcement happened during Microsoft’s latest episode of the ‘Inside Xbox’ series. In fact, it will head towards both Windows Store as well as Steam. See the announcement in the video below:

About the Master Chief Collection

The upcoming game version should be a ground-up rebuild for audience playing on PC. According to the announcement in Inside Xbox, we saw some very PC-focused like a rebuilt mouse, custom key binds, keyboard controls as well as graphics supporting options. For instance, ultra-widescreen, frame rate options as well as convertible point of view. According to the Halo site, Microsoft said that their aim is to make the PC version “first class”.

Halo Master Chief Collection
Master Chief Collection Main Menu, including 5 Halo titles.

As a matter of fact, The Master Chief Collection will be launching in parts, one game at a time. This will keep happening until every Halo titles are available, from the campaign, multiplayer to co-op modes and missions.

With such addition, the game now includes all the followings: Halo Reach, Halo 4, Halo 3 ODST, Halo 2 Anniversary as well as Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. That makes Halo 5: Guardians the only missing FPS title right now.

About Reach

Halo Reach
Halo Reach is heading towards the Master Chief Collection as well.

Reach should be running at 60FPS (normally) and at 4K (using HDR support) if you have the necessary Xbox hardware.

On PC, Reach should be coming out later this year. On Xbox One, Reach’s multiplayer as well as the forge and theater modes should be included in Master Chief Collection for free, while the premium DLC includes the firefight and campaign content. However, subscribers of the Xbox Gamepass can get the full Reach package without any cost.

343 Industries is the unit in charge of the development, with the assistance of Ruffian as well as Splash Damage on PC and Reach development.

As we can tell, Halo fans should be greatly pleased hearing this news. Halo: Combat Evolved came out for PC not too long ago after the original Xbox. Meanwhile, Halo 2 was exclusively on Windows Vista. It was never actually available on PC and the same thing goes to the core Halo series via Steam.

However, we don’t know yet if Reach will be Play Anywhere or not. That would mean those who own digital Xbox One can immediately play the game on PC from the Windows Store.