Gabe Newell reportedly praises Phil Spencer for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Steam

Kat, of the Spartan-IIIs in Halo: Reach
Kat, of the Spartan-IIIs in Halo: Reach (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

Last week, Microsoft announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection was coming to PC. Many assumed that the compilation would only be available through the Microsoft Store, but the company surprised everyone by revealing that it was also coming to Steam.

Despite increasing competition from Epic Games, Steam still remains the most popular platform when it comes to PC gaming so it's understandably why Microsoft wanted to put Halo: The Master Chief Collection there. There seems to be a lot of interest from PC gamers so this may translate into great sales.

Many gamers assumed that Steam played a major role in bringing the game to PC, but that doesn't appear to be the case. A fan emailed President of Valve Gabe Newell asking how easy it was working with Microsoft. To this, Newell replied, "The credit goes to Phil Spencer and his team at Microsoft. They made it happen, so yes, it was simple for us." The conversation was posted on Reddit earlier today. Keep in mind that this email may be an elaborate hoax as we were unable to verify its authenticity.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will come to PC in waves to make sure it's done right. If you're interested in testing it out, there are ways to become an Insider and play early builds. Hopefully the final product will be polished when it's finally available in its entirely.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

9 Comments
  • Why do you even post something you did not verify? What kind of journalism is that?
  • I’m sure it’s real because I know Gabe replies to emails, but we still have to take precautions.
  • But as you stated in the article, there is NOTHING that proves this particular e-mail is true. Just because Gabe Newell has an habit of answering e-mails doesn't mean every single print with a cool answer from him on the internet is true. The precaution you guys should have taken would be to not publish this article but hey, it sure can get a lot of clicks so who cares about good journalistic ethics?
  • Ask my editor, but I think it's worth covering.
  • Someone only asked, so he answered
  • In other words: I'm going to make squillions of dollars off of this, bring more exclusive games to my platform, my money pool needs to be bigger.
  • Damn, they missed an opportunity to ask about Half Life 3
  • With deals like this why would you bother. On a side note HL3 would be destroyed because of the hype build up.
  • He replied about that. He said "don't die in the next 5 years or so" when someone asked him when it was coming. Couldn't been a joke!