It’s been rumored for years, but Microsoft’s FINALLY announced that the awesome Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be making the leap from Xbox One to the PC later this year.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was set to be the definitely collection of the Chief’s past adventures. It was released before Halo 5 and included every single main Halo game up to that point. Halo 3’s ODST expansion was released later on.

The collection’s about to get another expansion, this time even more sizeable than ODST in the form of Halo: Reach.

Noble Team returns!

Halo: Reach, Bungie’s last Halo game, will finally be included in the compilation. Reach was omitted originally due to it not containing the Master Chief, though it seems that’s no longer a requirement to be in the collection.

Halo: Reach details the story of the Covenant invasion of Reach as a group of Spartans (Noble Team) does all they can to survive. The game’s ending leads right into the original Halo.

Halo: Reach’s multiplayer will be free for all owners of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection but its single player campaign and Firefight game mode will be a premium add-on.

Microsoft’s not saying yet how much it will cost but Halo 3: ODST is currently going for USD$4.50 on the Xbox Marketplace. It doesn’t include ODST’s Firefight component though, so Halo: Reach’s premium DLC might be a bit more.

Halo: Reach will be the first title available in the PC version of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The others will be released in chronological order but it’s unknown how far apart their release dates will be.

The collection will be available on Steam and the Microsoft Store when it launches later this year. There’s no pricing announced yet. For Xbox One gamers, the title is already out and free if you’re a Game Pass subscriber.

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