Microsoft has announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will arrive on PC throughout this coming year.
The compilation will come as a staggered release, with the games being released according to their internal chronology. As such, the prequel, Halo: Reach, will be the first of the series to arrive on PC.
Xbox One players will also gain access to Halo: Reach, with one caveat. Although the multiplayer will be available free for existing owners, the single-player campaign will be paid DLC.
The developers at 343 Industries are doubling down to ensure that the PC release of the Master Chief Collection, which will be available via Steam, will be a “premier experience.” As such, the anthology will release with all of the bells and whistles expected of a modern PC release, including ultra-widescreen support and variable resolution.
The collection will bundle together Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4, in addition to Halo: Reach.
No release date has yet been confirmed for either the beginning of the PC release or the Xbox One availability of Halo: Reach.