Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC; adding Halo: Reach

Microsoft had its Inside Xbox webcast today, and after months of rumors, Microsoft announced today that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to the PC. The game consists of the four main Halo titles, including Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4. Halo 3: ODST is also available as an add-on.

Something that was made clear is that there's still a lot of work to do. Microsoft and 343 Industries said that this isn't just a port, and The Master Chief Collection won't show up all at once. The various games will arrive one at a time.

One of those games will be Halo: Reach, which was announced as part of the package today. This is coming to both the Xbox One version of the game and the upcoming PC version. It will be enhanced for the Xbox One X with a higher resolution and higher frame rate, and it will be free for anyone that already owns the game. It will also be part of the game on Xbox Game Pass.

Things that need additional focus include mouse and keyboard support. While some of the games like Halo 2 were originally PC games, Halo 3 and Halo 4 were designed for consoles. That's one of the reasons that these games will be released one at a time, so the team can focus and the project can evolve.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be available on PCs from the Microsoft Store and interestingly, Steam. The listing is already showing up on Steam, although there aren't any clues for the release date.

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