Halo: The Master Chief Collection's PC port could launch this year

Polycount

TS Evangelist
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Avid PC gamers and fans of Microsoft's long-running (and immensely popular) Halo franchise have always been at odds over the years. Though the first and second Halo titles did come to PC, none of the games released after followed suit - they were always console-exclusive titles, for one reason or another.

However, much to the excitement of the PC gaming community at large, 343 Studios recently announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) would indeed be coming to PC. The collection will include every single Halo game released up until 4.

Background information aside, the reason this is worth bringing up again now is that we may finally have an idea when the MCC will launch. Well, it'd be more appropriate to say that the collection will have many launches.

MCC co-developer Splash Damage claimed in a recent newsletter that each game contained in the package will be "scheduled" for release throughout the year, likely pointing to multiple individual sub-releases.

We still don't have a specific launch day or month to look forward to for each game, we at least know that the last title will come out no later than the end of December this year; barring any unforeseen delays or other issues, of course.

Pre-orders for the PC version of Halo's MCC don't appear to be available at the moment, but we'll let you know if 343 Studios or Microsoft open them up in the near future.

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EEatGDL

TS Evangelist
It's news for anyone who wants to play the Halo series on PC. And for once I have to applaud a Microsoft decision! Hopefully it won't need an internet connection to play the single player campaigns.
I want to play and will buy MCC, but this is old news now. This was announced 15 days ago.
 
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Capaill

TS Evangelist
I want to play and will buy MCC, but this is old news now. This was announced 15 days ago.
I thought the same and I think TS know it's old - they weren't very clear but did say:
"Background information aside, the reason this is worth bringing up again now is that we may finally have an idea when the MCC will launch."
I don't know why MS are staggering the launches - if the performance of the first release is poor on PC, very few people will be interested in the following releases. Hopefully this is a sign that the game will be optimised for PC gamers.
 

EradifyerAO

TS Rookie
Agreed, better late than never (plus any PC-optimised release means the best version of these games). Since Reach will be releasing first, can I expect to find you guys on Coop/Firefight matchmaking?
 
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