That’s right, Halo: The Master Chief collection isn’t only coming to PC via the Microsoft Store, but it’s also coming to Steam.
Halo’s long awaited return to the PC didn’t surprise anyone, but the Steam version of the collection is certainly an exciting surprise. For a while now, the release of The Master Chief Collection has been speculated for PC, but it took until now for Microsoft to finally confirm the rumors.
The PC versions of the games contained within The Master Chief Collection will release in stages. Each game will release in chronological order rather than the order they released, meaning Halo Reach will be the first to come to PC. Soon after that comes Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST (campaign only), and Halo 4.
According to 343 Industries, the purpose of staggering the releases is to make sure every game is working properly before releasing. Each game will be releasing with all the features seen as standard on PC such as 4K resolution, ultrawide monitor support, FOV sliders, adjustable frame rates, and remappable keys.
It currently isn’t known whether or not the PC version of The Master Chief Collection will be available for Xbox Play Anywhere. If it is, it’s fair to assume that Play Anywhere will only be available on the Microsoft Store version of the game while the Steam release will have to be purchased again even if you already own the collection on Xbox One.
Pricing and release dates haven’t been announced as of yet, but we’re eagerly awaiting more news from 343 Industries.