Sad news for longtime Halo fans. The Halo Community Director at 343 Industries has recently revealed a change for the Master Chief Collection Beta release window on PC. Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) had responded to a tweet mentioning a release in April. “Well this tweet didn’t age well. Hey, this project is complex, and being transparent means sometimes things change vs. what we originally hoped. Work continues but the first public flights are pushing out further than originally targeted. Will share more info soon!” People who responded to this announcement seemed to have an understanding for the complexity of it’s development. Additionally some fans were happy with the communication, he was providing.
When The Master Chief Collection was revealed for PC during March of this year, the reveal had received an overwhelmingly flood of positivity. Fans from all over the world were excited to experience the nostalgia of playing Halo again. The collection includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, the Halo 3: ODST Campaign, Halo 4, and Halo Reach. As Halo Reach is yet to appear in the Xbox One edition of the Master Chief Collection. 343 Industries has revealed that the multiplayer will be automatically included into the collection, when Halo Reach is released. With this, the campaign and firefight experiences will release as an add-on.
Xbox players who have the Game Pass will be able to download the entirety Halo Reach instead of paying for its add-ons. PC players on the other hand will receive Halo Reach first. Later the rest of the collection will release in chronological order. With that, Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Edition has yet to receive a release date.