Microsoft and 343 Industries announced big news that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC and Steam, which has led some to wonder what this means for the future of Halo esports.
Years after its launch, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, along with Halo: Reach, is finally coming to PC.
The big news was announced during an episode of Inside Xbox but it will take a little longer for all games in the collection to arrive on PC.
Things are getting started with Halo: Reach, which is coming first.
This will be followed by Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and then concluding with Halo 4.
— Adam Apicella (@MrAdamAp) March 12, 2019
343 says they want to have the best version possible for PC which is the reason for the staggered launch.
Since these games are coming to PC now, the conversation can now be started as to what this means for the Halo esports scene.
Overall interest in the Halo series has been dropping since it has been several years since the latest release and the rise of the battle royale genre.
It wasn’t that long ago that Halo was a powerhouse in the esports scene and that could be capitalized on with the release of the Master Chief Collection on PC.
Regarding Halo esports on PC – we'll talk a little more about this at the #HCS Invitational at SXSW. Don't expect major PC Halo esports announcements at the event but want to open up the conversation since it's a big deal for this community. We want to do things together. https://t.co/Cj4h48hHyf
— Tashi (@Tashi343i) March 12, 2019
Tahir “Tashi” Hasandjekic, Microsoft’s lead esports producer, wrote on Twitter that more information about Halo PC esports will be revealed at the Halo Championship Series at SXSW.
He warns not to expect major announcements but he does want the conversation to open. MLG has also shown an inkling of interest in Halo esports on PC.
With the move to PC, there will likely be many players jumping into the action whether that’s new players or returning players who want to see what the game is like on PC.
Stay tuned for more information on this front in the future.