Now, we know what that news is, and it's probably what you could have guessed. The original games were then compiled into a new Master Collection, which was released for the Xbox One in 2014.
Today during the latest episode of Inside Xbox, Microsoft dropped a bombshell amid the wait for the latest Halo game - Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC, and the entire collection itself is adding Halo: Reach. It'll launch later this year on Steam and the Microsoft Store, and the release structure is anything but traditional. One specific game had yet to make the collection, but that's about to change when Halo: Reach releases on both PC and Xbox One.
This all comes with a slight catch: The Master Chief Collection on PC will launch in parts, game-by-game.
Bringing Xbox Game Pass to PC has played a major role in the company's plans for seeing its titles across several platforms, and Xbox head of gaming Phil Spencer echoed Nadella's thoughts in an interview with Variety in June 2018. The titles will be "available for individual purchase within MCC as they become available", Microsoft explained in its announcement today. However, it is known that Halo: Reach is the first game that will be released, and the order in which each game is released thereafter is based on when they chronologically occurred in the Halo universe timeline.
Instead of controlling Master Chief, Reach had players assume the role Nobel Six of "Noble Team" and is a tragic prequel of sorts to the Halo franchise.
Reach multiplayer will be available as a free add-on for everyone who already owns the collection, while the single-player campaign will cost extra.
The Halo game series is finally coming to PCs.
Don't worry, Xbox One owners, you aren't left out. Game Pass subscribers, however, will get access to the lot in one hit. The developer also cautioned that one game in the series may have different PC features than another. It will be the first game within this collection available on PC and will contain campaign, Firefight, and multiplayer.