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Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC reportedly 'close to release'

Halo 3
Halo 3 (Image credit: Bungie)

Microsoft's is reportedly gearing up for a PC re-release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, its four-game compilation for the iconic first-person shooter series. Following its Xbox One debut back in 2014, a new video claims its PC debut lays close, potentially for an E3 2019 unveiling in June.

Discussing our latest exclusive on Microsoft's Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console, Brad Sams has provided reputable insight on the ambitious four-piece bundle. Claiming its PC version is "close to release," Sams states an E3 presence is being considered.

Updated March 6, 2019: Microsoft has posted a teaser for its upcoming Inside Xbox live show on March 12, 2019. Focused on Halo: The Master Chief Collection, its PC debut might be sooner than initially expected.

Halo: MCC

Halo: MCC (Image credit: 343 Industries)

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's initial launch was marred by technical problems, with bugs and connectivity issues widespread. 343 Industries released a massive update in 2018, adding 4K support, HDR colors, and a new installation system. And with the studio still "evaluating" the addition of Halo: Reach, work on the project seemingly remains underway.

For a PC arrival, Halo: The Master Chief Collection should make its debut via the Microsoft Store for Windows 10. And with Halo Infinite, the next mainline entry headed to PC, it serves as an ideal chance to rebuild the series' following.

In the meantime, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available for $30 via Amazon (opens in new tab).

Matt Brown
Matt Brown

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

14 Comments
  • This better be a Play Anywhere title!
  • Seriously -- a flagship Microsoft game going to PC. If this isn't Play Anywhere, I can't imagine what the backlash would be.
  • Yea, like Sunset Overdrive.
  • That's different, Microsoft didn't publish the game on PC.
  • A bit different, but yeah, and exclusive title for Xbox, practically a flagship game. They can't screw this one like they do all the time with Play Anywhere.
  • HELL YES! This better not be a rumour!
  • My PC and body is ready
  • This better be a PC Xbox Game Pass game through Play Anywhere.
  • Isn't game pass streamed though? Hopefully it's fully downloadable and has been taylored for PC with changeable graphics settings and and maybe even a server browser
  • Game Pass is not streamed. All games are fully downloaded to XBOX or PC and ran locally.
  • Ok. That's good. But I'd rather just either buy the game and own it or even better if it's cross buy. So I don't have to buy it again
  • Considering you don't even know what Game Pass is, I would hold your judgements of it. Seriously, I used to think the same thing, but after using it for a while I have totally changed my mind. The only downside to it is that my backlog is now even bigger.
  • I'm not bashing it. I just looked into it after learning that, it just still doesn't seem like something I'd be into. I just personally don't care much for subscription based things however it does seem neat and convenient for some people. Either way I just want to play the MCC on pc
  • A lot of PC gamers don't understand that Halo's aiming and movement isn't tailored for PC. I'm glad if more people get to play it, but it's the same problem I have with Halo Infinite. PC players are going to whine about the competitive play being exclusive to console. So really there's no point to ranked play. So if you're playing the game for fun, you may as well do it on console... with split-screen. At this point, it's gonna split the player base and both sides will be worse off for it.