Halo: The Master Chief Collection is making its way to PC, but instead of having every title in the package launch at once as it did on Xbox One, the titles will instead be released and sold individually. The people are wondering when all the games will be released. Microsoft has said that it will be taking a “when it’s ready” approach to the launch schedule.
Halo community director Brian Jarrard said on Twitter, “We’ve never said anything about all the games arriving on PC this year.” The current plan is for the first title, Halo: Reach, to be released by the end of 2019. “We’ve been consistently saying they’re ready when they’re ready. We certainly hope Reach arrives by the end of the year but much depends on flighting outcomes–when it’s ready, it’ll launch,” Jarrard said.
After Halo: Reach, the games in The Master Chief collection are going to be released in chronological order: Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and finally Halo 4. Some people are frustrated with the games taking so long to come out on PC. But, Microsoft is playing it safe as they don’t want to repeat the mistakes from the launch of Halo: MCC on Xbox One.
The release of Halo: Reach won’t be so far away as Microsoft did publish the system requirements for the game. The beta for Halo: Reach on PC was held earlier this year.
Halo Infinite, which is the new title, is set for release in Holiday 2020 as a launch title for Project Scarlett. Microsoft will also hold beta testing periods for Halo Infinite.