Throughout the year, 343 Industries has launched the Halo: The Master Chief collection for PC. This is a process that happened game by game, starting with Halo: Reach in December and then working on the original Halo games starting with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Most recently, we saw Halo 3: ODST join the Master Chief Collection line, which means that Halo 4 is the final game to be added to the compilation before the MCC is completed on the PC.
Halo 3: ODST was released for PC in September and will soon be Halo 4’s turn. Today, 343 Industries announced that Halo 4 will join Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC on November 17, after a testing period with Halo Insiders.
When Halo 4 launches next week, the Master Chief collection will be complete on the PC. Obviously, we expect patches to fix bugs and any balance issues that arise, along with updates that add new cosmetics and possibly even new game modes, but from a game perspective, we will no longer see titles being added to the compilation.
It also means that, for the first time, the vast majority of Halo games will be available for PC. A few years ago, PC gamers probably thought they would never see that day, but with the arrival of the Master Chief collection, the only Halo game that is missing is Halo 5: Guardians (which doesn’t seem likely to make the jump to the PC in soon).
The next Halo game, Halo Infinite, is scheduled to be released on the PC on the same day that it will be released on Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S as well. Unfortunately, we don’t know when this will happen, because a few months ago, the game was delayed and no new release dates were announced. We’ll let you know when 343 and Microsoft announce a new release date for Halo Infinite, so stay tuned for more information.