After years of console exclusivity, the Halo games are coming to PC on both Steam and the Microsoft Store via Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
March 12's Inside Xbox revealed that The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC as a "rolling release." 343 Industries will release each game one by one so that there is less time to wait and players can jump into the Halo series on PC right away. This collection will have FOV sliders, as well as 4K and mouse and keyboard support.
According to a Halo Waypoint post, each additional title will be available as an individual purchase. Halo: The Master Chief Collection contains the original trilogy, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. Halo 5: Guardians might come in the future, but for now there is no news on this coming to PC.
Halo: Reach will also be added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the first time. It will be the first game within this collection available on PC and will contain campaign, Firefight, and multiplayer. On Xbox One, the campaign and Firefight modes will be a premium add-on while multiplayer will be free.
You can check out Halo: The Master Chief Collection's Steam listing here. The Steam page says that this title will require an Xbox Live account to play. Whether that means Xbox Live Gold or not is unknown, but stay tuned when we find out more!
This is extremely exciting news for me and a lot of the TechRaptor staff. I'm very surprised to find that the game is coming to Steam, and that was the best move Microsoft could make. The Microsoft Store definitely has some problems and I'm sure some people would refuse to use it if it launched just there. While I already own this collection on Xbox One, I think I'll have just have to grab it on PC.