Halo: The Master Chief Collection sees nearly 3 million players during launch week on PC

Halo: Reach artwork.
Halo: Reach artwork. (Image credit: Bungie/Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection recently came to PC, with Halo: Reach being the first game added.
  • During the launch week on PC, Halo: The Master Chief Collection had nearly 3 million players across PC and Xbox.
  • You can play Halo: Reach on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC through Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).

While we already knew that Halo: The Master Chief Collection was having a strong start on Steam, Xbox has provided further figures showing just how well it is doing. According to a new press release (opens in new tab) from Xbox, Halo: The Master Chief Collection had nearly 3 million players across Xbox and PC during the game's launch week on PC.

The press release also notes that this was the highest-ranking debut of an Xbox Game Studios title on Steam, an award previously held by Gears 5 earlier in the year. It's important to note that right now, Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC only includes Halo: Reach. The several remaining Halo games will be coming at a later date.

If you haven't tried out Halo: Reach on PC or on Xbox One yet, read our review from staff writer Brendan Lowry. In his review, Brendan notes that "Though not perfect, Halo: Reach's PC port is overall well-done, and the quality should excite fans about the other Halo games coming to the platform in the future."

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Samuel Tolbert

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • I got the MCC from the Microsoft Store for nothing, thanks to vouchers gained through Microsoft Rewards. Sweeeet!
  • Love Gamepass for PC.
  • Huge contrast to Gears 5 and Crackdown 3
    Both of which are dead lol
  • To be fair the last time Gears of War was really popular was with Gear 1-3 lol.