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Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC is reportedly “close to release”

Fans have wanted Halo: The Master Chief Collection to be on PC pretty much since it was announced, and various rumours about the development of such a version have been circulating for nearly as long. Now there’s a slightly more substantial report from a more reliable source which suggests that the collection is hitting PC soon.

Brad Sams, a tech journalist whose track record with Microsoft leaks has been notable, says “Microsoft’s open secret is that they’ve been working on the Master Chief Collection for the PC, and I’m hearing that that’s getting close to release.” Sams posits E3 as a likely site for an announcement, and even speculates that it could launch during the show – though the latter two points are, again, purely speculative.

The proper takeaway is that it’s very likely Master Chief Collection is coming to PC, and it’s coming soon. It’ll be a nice change to finally get the majority of the series on PC in modern form – the last PC release was Halo 2, and even that was marred by Microsoft’s old Games for Windows Live scheme. Thankfully, the Halo Infinite release date will see the game launch on the same day for console and PC.

This comes via Sams’ video below, as noted by Nibel on Twitter.

Halo Infinite is set to be a “spiritual reboot” for the series, and we’ll see more of it – or at least its engine – at E3. Sams notes that Microsoft could’ve shown gameplay last year, but it apparently looks so good that the company decided it was better not to show it against current-gen titles.

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It’s looking increasingly likely that Microsoft’s big E3 focus will be on Game Pass and its cloud streaming plans, and the bigger part of the video above is a plan to release a new, discless Xbox One at a cheap price point in May. Our digital, streaming future is rolling in fast.

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