Halo: The Master Chief Collection On PC Gets New Development Update From 343 Industries

Halo: Reach now fully playable, as it seems.
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A huge development update on Halo: The Master Chief Collection has dropped. 343 Industries

It’s been nearly two months now since the initial announcement of Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s port to PC. We have not really heard anything worthwhile since the start of its development, aside from a few running gags involving Reddit and deep-dish pizzas. That didn’t stop the Halo community to hype themselves up for an update of sorts. Now, thanks to an official post on Halo’s site, we can finally glean some new and exciting things for one of the biggest ports of the year.

Here are some of the highlights of the development update for the month of April:

  • The Halo Insider program was successfully launched to get some feedback from fans and the community alongside Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s development. The 343 team also took to Reddit to do an AMA which should give some idea on what the development is like for the game. Details can be found here.
  • The 343 Publishing Team is constantly hard at work, and as a result, Halo: Reach is now up and running and both playable on the Xbox One and PC. Xbox Game Studios has stated that it planned to roll out the Halo: The Master Chief Collection by game, starting from Reach and followed by the chronological series from Combat Evolved.
  • 343 also gave some details about their partner studio Splash Damage, who will handle most of the coding for the port of Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC. Their overall mission is to make the Halo games not feel like just a ‘copy and paste’ job, but to make the experience authentic to the PC platform. 343 has also included a little interview with the Senior Producer from Splash Damage, George Wright. The entirety of the interview can also be found here.
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A screenshot from an early build of the game. Photo: 343 Industries

In addition to these little snippets of info mixed in with 343’s witty remarks, we also get a glance of what they consider to be the three key pillars that act as the defining principle in their journey to make Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the PC. These are: PC Native Pillar, Legacy and Engaging & Evolving.

The full development update can be found in its entirety here.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is set to be released on the PC through Steam and the Microsoft Store some time this year.

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