By ske7ch -
Earlier this year, we shared the news that two of the Halo community’s longest standing requests were becoming a reality – Halo: Reach was being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the entire collection was headed to PC. Today, after months of development, flighting, community feedback (and more than a flew slices of pizza), we’re thrilled to announce that Halo: Reach arrives December 3rd via Xbox Game Pass, the Microsoft Store, and Steam and is now available for pre-order.
The UNSC stronghold on the planet Reach and the Spartans of Noble Team are all that remains between Earth and an encroaching Covenant threat, hell-bent on the destruction of humanity. From the highly-acclaimed Campaign to co-op Firefight to competitive Multiplayer, Halo: Reach for The Master Chief Collection looks and plays better than ever at 60FPS with 4K UHD support. And now, for the first time, experience the epic origins of the Master Chief’s saga on PC with new features, optimizations, and customization options built for the platform.
On December 3rd you’ll have a few different avenues to obtain Halo: Reach depending on your platform of choice and whether you already own Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC).
THE HALO SAGA BEGINS ON PC
XBOX GAME PASS FOR PC (BETA)
Subscribe to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) and get Halo: Reach, the first chapter in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, on December 3rd.
Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign) and Halo 4 are also included in your subscription with each game delivered over time, completing the collection in 2020.
MICROSOFT STORE & STEAM
Halo: Reach is the first title to come to PC as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection with the remaining titles (Halo: CE Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST Campaign, and Halo 4) coming over time through 2020.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available for pre-order ($39.99USD) which includes Reach beginning Dec. 3 and will automatically update with the remaining titles as they launch next year. Halo: Reach, and the remaining titles within MCC for PC, can also be purchased à la carte ($9.99USD).
Xbox One: Improved, Refreshed and Better than Ever
For existing owners of MCC on Xbox One, the Halo: Reach Campaign, along with Firefight, will be available as a premium add-on ($9.99USD). The multiplayer components of Halo: Reach – including PVP modes, Forge, and Theater – will be automatically included as part of the base content offering of MCC at no additional cost via a game update.
If you’re new to MCC on Xbox One, you can obtain the entire updated and improved collection via Xbox Game Pass or purchase via the Microsoft Store. Beginning today, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available for purchase ($39.99USD) and will include the totality of Halo: Reach (coming 12/3) as well as the Halo 3: ODST Campaign (previously only available as a premium add-on). Visit Xbox.com to learn more!
Become a Halo Insider
Thank you to Halo Insiders who’ve shared feedback and participated in hands-on testing of pre-release builds on our journey to bring Halo: Reach to MCC and bring the entire collection to PC! The community’s support and involvement through public “flights” over the past several months has been critical to ensuring Halo: Reach offers the best experience possible when it launches.
As we look ahead to the remainder of this journey, we will continue to partner closely with Halo Insiders to playtest the upcoming titles in the collection and gather feedback to continue improving current and future releases for PC. Sign up at HaloInsider.com to help us finish the fight and bring the rest of MCC to PC in the coming year!
December 3rd is an exciting milestone for us as we finally deliver on one of our community’s longest-standing requests but really, we’re just getting started. As the team works to support the launch of Reach, we’re already working on the framework and plans to kick off public flighting of the next PC release – Halo: CE Anniversary – in early 2020.
Thank you to the Halo community for keeping this dream alive for so many years and thank you for partnering with us to make it a reality beginning December 3!