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Halo Master Chief Collection PC release confirmed, Halo Reach coming to Halo MCC

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  1. [4]
    cptcobalt Link
    Oh boy, this is incredibly exciting news. I played through the campaigns of Halo 1 and Halo ODST with friends, but have never actually gone through the full series as I've never owned an Xbox, but...

    Oh boy, this is incredibly exciting news. I played through the campaigns of Halo 1 and Halo ODST with friends, but have never actually gone through the full series as I've never owned an Xbox, but my homework soundtrack through high school was all the halo soundtracks.

    Provided people don't have tons of issues with the PC performance, I'm extremely excited for this, only for singleplayer.

    7 votes
    1. [3]
      hungariantoast Link Parent
      I have to be honest, the Halo: Combat Evolved campaign is kind of a slog these days. Years ago some friends and I played Halo 1 - 4 on the legendary difficulty in one sitting and Combat Evolved...

      I have to be honest, the Halo: Combat Evolved campaign is kind of a slog these days. Years ago some friends and I played Halo 1 - 4 on the legendary difficulty in one sitting and Combat Evolved took longer than Halo 2 and 3 combined.

      What makes that claim even more surprising is that in Halo 2's cooperative mode, if one player dies, you restart the checkpoint, unlike Halo: CE or Halo 3 where all players have to die, and we still beat it and Halo 3 (cakewalk) faster than we did Halo: CE.

      With that being said, my advice would be to play on the hardcore difficulty if you're going to solo all the games, and turn it down to easy or up to legendary depending on how hardcore feels.

      And oh man, writing this comment has got me started thinking about how much fun I'm going to have playing co-op with friends on PC. I won't be slogging through all the games in one sitting anytime soon, but with the exception of Halo 5, every game, even the Halo Wars games, should have co-op campaigns.

      Oh, and you know what else? I bet the Vidmaster achievements will be available for the games as well, so we all get to complete those seven challenges again. We all did that, right?

      3 votes
      1. cptcobalt Link Parent
        Oh man, yeah, you're definitely taking on more in terms of difficulty than I'd ever consider. My gaming interest sways strongly toward story instead of shooty-shoot mechanics (and am turned off by...

        Oh man, yeah, you're definitely taking on more in terms of difficulty than I'd ever consider. My gaming interest sways strongly toward story instead of shooty-shoot mechanics (and am turned off by multiplayer), so I'll probably try to take it on some sort of medium difficulty.

        Still, I know I like the halo universe—I've watched enough of the games (but not yet 4 and 5), and have read a handful of the novels, so it'll be cakewalk to find the time to actually play all the campaigns as they're released on MCC PC.

        2 votes
      2. arghdos Link Parent
        Yeah, it takes awhile to get through (especially the Library. That shit takes hours!)... but you know what? 2-3 (never played 4's campaign) have nothing on the CE campaign. The levels are bigger,...

        Halo: Combat Evolved campaign is kind of a slog these days

        Yeah, it takes awhile to get through (especially the Library. That shit takes hours!)... but you know what? 2-3 (never played 4's campaign) have nothing on the CE campaign. The levels are bigger, combat is scarier, the vehicles are ridiculous (and I mean that in the best possible way) and IMO it's much, much more fun. I mean, I love all three for their own reasons: Halo 2 was the first (and in some respects, still the best) multiplayer matchmaking experience out there. Halo 3 had some of my favorite large scale maps, and saw the birth of a lot of new game modes, etc.

        Probably as result of me pouring waaaaaaay too many hours into CE as a kid, I can still run through that solo on Legendary if I've got a day I don't want back too badly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

        2 votes
  2. [2]
    TheJorro Link
    It will be releasing one game at a time, starting with Reach and then by chronological order. Pricing and release dates not revealed yet.

    It will be releasing one game at a time, starting with Reach and then by chronological order. Pricing and release dates not revealed yet.

    5 votes
    1. WinterCharm Link Parent
      The reason they cited behind this is so they don't rush the games and do a bad job. Games will also be available to buy on Steam and the Microsoft store, which is a really nice thing to do.

      The reason they cited behind this is so they don't rush the games and do a bad job.

      Games will also be available to buy on Steam and the Microsoft store, which is a really nice thing to do.

      7 votes
  3. hungariantoast Link
    Well this is pretty cool and not a moment too soon. Xbox 360 emulation has been improving fast lately and I've been itching to play Reach again, which is my personal favorite. I hope the whole...

    Well this is pretty cool and not a moment too soon. Xbox 360 emulation has been improving fast lately and I've been itching to play Reach again, which is my personal favorite.

    I hope the whole series get released before Christmas. My father's favorite game is Combat Evolved. He still plays multiplayer matches at least once a week. I've tried to introduce him to Halo Online but it just hasn't stuck. I doubt these remasters will pull him away from his favorite, classic servers, but at least the collection (in addition to Halo Wars 1 & 2) will make a killer Christmas present.

    What about Halo 5 though? We've got a pretty good hunch that Infinite is coming to PC, which is nice, but it won't mean much if we can't get 5 as well.

    Hopefully this is the start of a renewed experience between Halo and PC (even if only for Windows).

    3 votes
  4. [2]
    Sen Link
    No word on if they'll have co-op (unless I missed it). I really hope they do.

    No word on if they'll have co-op (unless I missed it). I really hope they do.

    2 votes
    1. babypuncher Link Parent
      I think it's a pretty safe assumption that it will include all features present in the Xbox version. The only iffy one might be split-screen, which I hope they include.

      I think it's a pretty safe assumption that it will include all features present in the Xbox version. The only iffy one might be split-screen, which I hope they include.

      2 votes
  5. weystrom Link
    Oof Microsoft really wants people to buy into Game Pass subscription, and it's really tempting to give in, some serious value there.

    Oof Microsoft really wants people to buy into Game Pass subscription, and it's really tempting to give in, some serious value there.

  6. R0b Link
    Only just found this out myself, but on the Halo waypoint website you can also sign up to be an insider which means you can help test the game if anyone is interested:...

    Only just found this out myself, but on the Halo waypoint website you can also sign up to be an insider which means you can help test the game if anyone is interested: https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/community/halo-insider