According to the latest update on Halo Waypoint, if everything goes according to plan PC players can expect the first flight for Halo: Reach in Halo: The Master Chief Collection next week, but only for a small subsection of registered Insiders of the Halo Insiders program. You can also swing by a Halo: Outpost Discovery location this summer, which will include opportunities to have a hands-on experience with the work-in-progress PC builds of Halo: Reach.
By late April we had already reported that the public flighting tests had to be postponed, and it's now late June as the first exclusive PC flight test is scheduled, though the developers also qualify the test with "if everything goes according to plan", which is always possible it doesn't. According to the update, they are starting modestly because there are quite a few levers to pull and they wish to ensure that the delivery pipeline runs smoothly, with clear communications and participants providing feedback clearly.
With so many pieces and levers requiring testing, verification, and appropriate approvals, the developers need to take their time to ensure that they're sending a quality flight to Halo Insiders. Right now, the build appears to be a strong candidate, but still in the middle of the test process. Still, the target release for this first flight test build is next week, and Halo Insiders should stay tuned to the Halo sources, even if they're not selected to participate in the flight.
During the Xbox conference at E3 2019 earlier this month, we reported that Halo Infinite will be a launch title with the next Xbox console, currently known as Project Scarlett, and there was no mention of a PC version, though Microsoft has become increasingly more committed in its support of PC gaming for the past few months, as we reported.
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