Halo has always been traditionally an Xbox franchise but Microsoft and 343 Industries are expanding that.
Today, March 12, during the Xbox Inside live stream Microsoft announced Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be coming to PC through Steam but there are also some surprises with this announcement.
The first big announcement with this is that Halo: Reach will be entering the collection. This title was previously omitted from the collection, likely due to the fact Master Chief isn’t actually in this game.
Another big announcement is the titles will be released on both the Microsoft Store and on Steam.
Microsoft has shown a willingness to leave its storefront on occasion as Halo Wars and Sunset Overdrive are both available for purchase on Steam, just to name a couple of games.
For Halo 3 and Halo: Reach this will be the first time on PC while Halo 1 and 2 have found their way to PC in the past.
Halo 1 and 2 were remastered in the Master Chief Collection so players who have only played the PC versions will be in for a treat with the overhauled visuals.
The Master Chief Collection will be coming to PC in waves, beginning with the prequel Halo: Reach.
This will then be followed with Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign) and then Halo 4.
343 Industries says each game will evolve and grow based on community feedback so fans are encouraged to share their thoughts.