Halo: Master Chief Collection IS COMING TO PC and STEAM!!!!!

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Halo: Reach will be added to The Master Chief Collection and all six games released on PC for the first time, Microsoft has announced.

The prequel will join Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (campaign) and Halo 4, and the entire collection will be available on MS Store and Steam.

343 Industries, the makers of the hugely popular Halo franchise, said they wanted to “bring the Halo Universe… to a new audience” – the games are currently only available on Xbox.

Full story: https://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/2019/03/12/hail-to-the-chief-halo-is-coming-to-pc/

 

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Good on MS for bringing this to Steam. Hoping Halo does Iron Man numbers on PC :lollipop_smiling_face_eyes:
Now I'm wondering if this will be Play Anywhere, already bought the Xbox version, would be great if we got access to the Windows Store version at no additional cost.
 
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So Steam means it's an actual Win32 game right? I hope they're not just selling a UWP game through Steam or something.
The Blam Engine (Used by Halo) was already Windows aware. The Saber3D Engine used by the Anniversary games was too.

Having all of this in one package on Steam is pretty nifty though and Steam seals it.

Trivia: That means Halo 5 Guardians remains unreleased. Interestingly enough, Halo 5: Forge, the editor and multiplayer map making component, is available on the Microsoft store.
Reading all these anti-Xbox/Sony-loving posts in this thread
Literally what does a drive-by like that do?

But your post did point out something useful (Not your content though) so thks.
 
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title doesn't make sense since Steam is on PC, people here are too scared to mention Windows Stores name lol. It can't be that bad guys, surely the Windows Store is at least partially functional.
 
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These games are old and all launched on the 360. They are giving more people an opportunity to play those games.

MS store though. Not steam, which is huge because the Xbox store on PC is not very good.
I believe the Xbox Store went away in 2016, all of that was merged with the Microsoft Store. There really is only one store now, afaik. I believe there was an article in late 2016 saying they were done, but I can't find it. It might look like two stores but its all in one group now. Here is the article explaining the merger.
https://www.theverge.com/2016/3/30/11332012/windows-10-xbox-app-stores-combining-microsoft

P.S. Microsoft get Gears of War original Trilogy on PS4, I'll buy again.
 
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I get that. But using the store on the PC is a terrible experience.
Gotacha, I avoid the store all costs. Better yet, they should offer win32 on the store. :) I was actually speaking about the bad Store in the other Halo thread earlier today. (I don't want to sound like a debbie downer in this thread, but I gave up on them to fix Store clients... as I generally think this is not entirely a bad thing i.e. Steam release)
 
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Was the thread title changed? Because right now it literally says “Halo master chief collection”
A helpful mod seems to have changed it right after my post. (It previously read "MCC", no reference to Halo, Microsoft, or any related context in title or opening post. Just "MCC Coming to Steam" and then opening post: "HYPE LETS GO").
 
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Nice surprise with steam - I guess it will be like Halo Wars when they want to use MCC to get people interested and then release next part only on their own store but a joke is on them. All the good parts are in MCC anyway.
 
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So... why not just release on the Playstation at this point, I'm not really interested in it (although I played a ton of H1/2 back in the day) but others might be?

Maybe some of those rumors of native Switch games weren't far off.
 
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So... why not just release on the Playstation at this point, I'm not really interested in it (although I played a ton of H1/2 back in the day) but others might be?
Seriously? People just can't seem to grasp that Microsoft owns Windows in addition to Xbox.
 
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So... why not just release on the Playstation at this point, I'm not really interested in it (although I played a ton of H1/2 back in the day) but others might be?

Maybe some of those rumors of native Switch games weren't far off.
Becauae its Xbox exclusive. Xbox on the Xbox console, and Xbox on PC, and eventually Xbox on mobile devices. I honestly dont get why so many people cant get their heads around this (well i do know).

Anyway so ODST and Reach as well!, on Steams as well!, so probably Windows 7and 8 compatible as well!!!. I think i just dies and went to heaven lol. Lve the little digs at the Epic store as well, thats always nice.
 
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Becauae its Xbox exclusive. Xbox on the Xbox console, and Xbox on PC, and eventually Xbox on mobile devices. I honestly dont get why so many people cant get their heads around this (well i do know).

Anyway so ODST and Reach as well!, on Steams as well!, so probably Windows 7and 8 compatible as well!!!. I think i just dies and went to heaven lol. Lve the little digs at the Epic store as well, thats always nice.
Yeah, but Playstation is just another device at this point.
 
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Yeah, but Playstation is just another device at this point.
Xbox is not just a console anymore, its a system, or service. You can now access 'Xbox' through the Xbox console, or through Xbox on PC, and eventually mobile. Its all still 'Xbox', you even need an Xbox Live account to run the games.
The games are still Xbox games, its just now you have more options in how you access Xbox.
 
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Xbox is not just a console anymore, its a system, or service. You can now access 'Xbox' through the Xbox console, or through Xbox on PC, and eventually mobile. Its all still 'Xbox', you even need an Xbox Live account to run the games.
The games asre still Xbox games, its just now you have more options in how you access Xbox.
Exactly, we're in agreement, so why wouldn't it come to Playstation? Its no different than battlenet or whatever for battlefield games, you make an account right in the game.
 
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Exactly, we're in agreement, so why wouldn't it come to Playstation?
I can't really see Playstation allowing that level of competition on their device, could you? It's not exactly an open platform. Hell, they wouldn't even let EA bring EA Access to Playstation because they didn't want their subscription service competing with Playstation Plus.

For all we know, Microsoft would jump on the chance to bring these Xbox exclusives to Playstation as long it meant they could sell more Gamepass and Live subscriptions in the process.
 
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Xbox is not just a console anymore, its a system, or service. You can now access 'Xbox' through the Xbox console, or through Xbox on PC, and eventually mobile. Its all still 'Xbox', you even need an Xbox Live account to run the games.
The games are still Xbox games, its just now you have more options in how you access Xbox.
Cool thing for me is between MS doing this and Sony just being annoying cunts I won't have to buy new hardware besides Nintendo.

And also that's a lot less games I have to purchase :messenger_grinning_sweat:
 
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Exactly, we're in agreement, so why wouldn't it come to Playstation? Its no different than battlenet or whatever for battlefield games, you make an account right in the game.
Because its still Xbox, its still Xbox games, why would they release on Playstation?. Playstation is still a rival, Microsoft are still releasing consoles and fighting for that console space, the only difference now is that people have more choices in how they access Xbox.
 
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I can't really see Playstation allowing that level of competition on their device, could you? It's not exactly an open platform. Hell, they wouldn't even let EA bring EA Access to Playstation because they didn't want their subscription service competing with Playstation Plus.

For all we know, Microsoft would jump on the chance to bring these Xbox exclusives to Playstation as long it meant they could sell more Gamepass and Live subscriptions in the process.

Well, I never said GamePass, Valve is not going to let Microsoft sell software from Steam via subscription without $$$$$ i.e. a cut. I'm talking the game, not there silly platform, they can't bring their silly platform to Steam either, not really.

There is nothing wrong with Microsoft selling games on Playstation, they already do. And some games require an account like EA does on some games, not sure what the difference is.
 
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Because its still Xbox, its still Xbox games, why would they release on Playstation?. Playstation is still a rival, Microsoft are still releasing consoles and fighting for that console space, the only difference now is that people have more choices in how they access Xbox.
So is Valve, not only are they competitors in game development, but the game distributions (Stores) and even hardware (at times).

Well, we're going to have to agree to disagree on the second part, the whole console war is over, not sure we're going to come close to agreeing there.
 
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Well, I never said GamePass, Valve is not going to let Microsoft sell software from Steam via subscription without $$$$$ i.e. a cut. I'm talking the game, not there silly platform, they can't bring their silly platform to Steam either, not really.

There is nothing wrong with Microsoft selling games on Playstation, they already do. And some games require an account like EA does on some games, not sure what the difference is.
 
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So does battlefield on Playstation, you have to create an account. I assume you do on Xbox One but I don't have one of those. They're not going allow you to just download via Steam without a piece of GamePass revenues or a fee, they will let you sell software on Steam and require additional accounts.

I don't really see the difference between requiring a battle.net account or a Xbox account as it pertains to Playstation, not sure I see an issue there, developers are already been doing that.
 
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So is Valve, not only are they competitors in game development, but the game distributions (Stores) and even hardware (at times).

Well, we're going to have to agree to disagree on the second part, the whole console war is over, not sure we're going to come close to agreeing there.
Ubisoft still release games on Steam, even though they have Uplay. And i'm not talking 'console warz', i'm just saying Playstation is still a rival, and Microsoft is still releasing consoles. If they ever decide to stop releasing consoles completely, then maybe Xbox will end up on Playstation at some point.
 
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Ubisoft still release games on Steam, even though they have Uplay.
I guess that is kind of my point, its like they jailbroke their own console and don't want to address the 800lbs. Gorilla in the room. (I actually think we are in agreement though, or mostly so)

I can't believe I'm so excited for this tbh.

Now just put gears 2 and 3 on pc and MS will be redeemed in my eyes.
I would double down on Gear 1-3 as a Trilogy on PS4.
 
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