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Halo Master Chief Collection...on PC?

pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,284
Wintermute
edited March 12 in Off-Topic
Seems so and it's even going to be on Steam.... very interesting change of direction by Microsoft. 





The PC version of Halo: MCC will come in stages, with each game released individually, in chronological order, rather than all of them together in one big bundle. That means Halo: Reach will be first, followed by Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign), and Halo 4. 343 Industries said that staggered scheduled will enable it to ensure that each game is "right"—emphasis theirs—with PC-standard features including FOV sliders, 4K resolution and ultrawide monitor support, adjustable framerates, and remappable keys. Beyond their initial launch, the games will "evolve and grow over time with community input," Microsoft said.


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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,840 Valuable Player
    I am a HUGE Halo fan so this is heavenly news for me. 

    Yay!
  • MradrMradr Posts: 3,348 Valuable Player
    edited March 12
    Is it like a remaster where they will be upgrading the graphics xD? I mean I remember Halo, and it had decent ones - but today - they are just... bad XD hahaha. But OMG I love the games soo much <3 <3 I cant wait to play them on PC.
  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,284
    Wintermute
    Yea, I'm in the same boat. It's funny, the trailer came on auto for me from another vid I was watching. I was only half paying attention. I was like yea yea another xbox halo game re-release or something. I saw the IS coming to PC part and my jaw hit the floor...then the Steam Logo flashed at the end and I literally yelled get the F outta here. I thought I was getting trolled or it was fan made. Had to make sure it was on official channel and double check that it wasn't april 1st. 

    But yea I actually have not played a Halo since Halo 3. I am extremely excited to go back and revisit them with a mouse and to play Reach and some of the other games that were well regarded. All I can say is, I'm a fan of Phil Spencer. 
  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,284
    Wintermute
    edited March 12
    Mradr said:
    Is it like a remaster where they will be upgrading the graphics xD? I mean I remember Halo, and it had decent ones - but today - they are just... bad XD hahaha. But OMG I love the games soo much <3 <3 I cant wait to play them on PC.
    It says in their press release 4k resolution. I would assume they are going to at least give them a touch up. 
    They did this about 8 years ago. I hope they touch it up again... would be sick. 


  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,676 Valuable Player
    I loved Halo, and Bungie's original work on this. I stopped after Halo 2 since I was moving out of gaming in general around that time. But his PC bundle will definitely become part of my collection.
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  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,788 Valuable Player
    edited March 13
    @zenbane you are in for a treat!. Mechanically Halo is the perfect FPS imo and generally each one gets better (not counting ODST) (that said i am coming from it as an FPS using a controller point of view, and it just works so well on a pad, no idea about KB/M)

    the multiplayer on it is really good esp the co-op campaign but even the deathmatch is well balanced, and the story engaging for the most part. Halo Reach is up there with the best of them and that one is coming 1st, and again for the most part the level design is good.

    IF I had some negatives..... whilst the levels are good for the most part, the "library" is dull as hell (but you will have seen that for yourself) and also releasing them each individually as paid titles means i am out. i would probably buy "the collection" but having been there done them all, I aint buying each one singly.  I get that it means not having to wait, but, they could still sell as a collection but released the games for free as they are made if that was the real reason (like a season pass)...

    (oh and you can give ODST a miss... imo that was the weak point of the franchise. It was only even meant to be a DLC for halo 3 and not a separate title and it shows..... Halo Reach and Halo 4 are the stand out titles).

    I just hope Halo 5 also comes to PC. it would be strange having the entire series apart from 1. The is the only halo title i have not played having given the XB1 a miss.

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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,284
    Wintermute
    edited March 13


    IF I had some negatives..... whilst the levels are good for the most part, the "library" is dull as hell and also releasing them each individually as paid titles means i am out. i would probably buy "the collection" but having been there done them all, I aint buying each one singly.  I get that it means not having to wait, but, they could still sell as a collection but released the games for free as they are made if that was the real reason (like a season pass)...



     My understanding is It's basically going to be a season pass. You will buy the collection and then they will release games as they get done converting them to PC games. Now we know why Microsoft stepped in and put a stop to the Halo modding project awhile back.   :#
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,788 Valuable Player
    pyroth309 said:


    IF I had some negatives..... whilst the levels are good for the most part, the "library" is dull as hell and also releasing them each individually as paid titles means i am out. i would probably buy "the collection" but having been there done them all, I aint buying each one singly.  I get that it means not having to wait, but, they could still sell as a collection but released the games for free as they are made if that was the real reason (like a season pass)...



     My understanding is It's basically going to be a season pass. You will buy the collection and then they will release games as they get done converting them to PC games. Now we know why Microsoft stepped in and put a stop to the Halo modding project awhile back.   :#
    If this is true then i stand corrected and will pick up!!!... 
    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,502 Valuable Player
    Thats cool Ibought hall 1 and 2 for the pc when they used to release for pc.
    still waiting for more gears of war though we only got 1.
    WAAAGH!
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,629 Valuable Player

    I really liked Halo on the PC once I got the widescreen and high res fixes working.

    There was something kind of refreshing about putting some of the more involved games to one side and have a little fun with a game that emphasised the S in FPS. Was very nicely done.

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  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,788 Valuable Player
    Morgrum said:
    Thats cool Ibought hall 1 and 2 for the pc when they used to release for pc.
    still waiting for more gears of war though we only got 1.
    we got 4 as well.
    Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR :)
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,840 Valuable Player
    Mradr said:
    Is it like a remaster where they will be upgrading the graphics xD? I mean I remember Halo, and it had decent ones - but today - they are just... bad XD hahaha. But OMG I love the games soo much <3 <3 I cant wait to play them on PC.
    All of them are excellent. 
  • OmegaM4NOmegaM4N Posts: 397
    Trinity
    The MCC on the XBX is just fantastic looking on a big 4k HDR tv, so i assume all the same updates and features will be in the PC version, assuming PC owners have 4k HDR monitors, i use a 43in 4k HDR monitor for my PC but HDR on the PC seems to be a mixed bag and is not as straight cut as the consoles make it.....but 4k alone in the MCC is worth the price, it should even look good for those still playing on old ancient 1080p screens. ;)
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,566 Valuable Player
    "Squeals like a little girl" ohhh yessss instabuy
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,502 Valuable Player
    Morgrum said:
    Thats cool Ibought hall 1 and 2 for the pc when they used to release for pc.
    still waiting for more gears of war though we only got 1.
    we got 4 as well.

    Must find.
    WAAAGH!
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,840 Valuable Player
    Halo PC ( also known as custom edition due to map support ) was very well done. Spent years playing it even beta tested a lot of other ppls creations. Yoyorast Island, Wartorn Cove 1 2 3....loads of fun even though I sucked at it....until I got a rocket launcher or a tank...then EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING died. LMAO!!!!!!!

    When Halo 2 came out for pc it was a disaster. Controls were screwed up and it was glitchy as hell. It died and no one went back to it. 

    Lets hope that MCC for PC will not repeat the same mistakes. 
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,412 Valuable Player
    The first Halo was fantastic on PC, and was the only version to have online multiplayer too I think..? Very addictive, especially Oddball.

    Around the same time I was playing that I was also playing Freelancer, another fantastic game published by Microsoft. They also did Dungeon Siege around the same sort of time too I think. That was back in the day when Microsoft published decent games for the PC, how times have changed :(
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