The PC version of Halo: MCC will come in stages, with each game released individually, in chronological order, rather than all of them together in one big bundle. That means Halo: Reach will be first, followed by Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign), and Halo 4. 343 Industries said that staggered scheduled will enable it to ensure that each game is "right"—emphasis theirs—with PC-standard features including FOV sliders, 4K resolution and ultrawide monitor support, adjustable framerates, and remappable keys. Beyond their initial launch, the games will "evolve and grow over time with community input," Microsoft said.
Apparently, they even said Split Screen will be supported in time. This made it a definite buy...but probably not right away since they are launching with Reach.
Forgot to mention in my post above:
They're not sure whether or not people in early betas will be allowed to talk about or stream the game, but at some point in the beta process anyone will be able to talk about as they want to get so many people in that it would be impossible to get them all to stay silent.
They said there aren't any plans for it at launch but it MIGHT come later if there is enough demand for it. I'm sure it will also depend on how hard it is to implement.
Honestly, I can't imagine it being too hard since the work was done for the Xbox One versions. Still, I really only want it for Halo 1 - 3. I'm still bummed they are launching with Reach, which I just don't care about.
Xbox One versions retain all the funky FOV differences of the original releases. Allowing users to adjust FOV on the PC could present additional complications with split-screen.
i didnt have any of those issue. no idea where they are getting the fps lock from but my system was doing 80+ at 4k before i locked it to 60. the audio doesnt sound the way they want? tough. are we supposed to know who willsblackwilly is, are they important or just want to be?!With Reach releasing in 2 weeks, there are some caveats that people need to be aware of in the current build that may carry over to the retail release. 343 promises to continue improving the game, but this feels like an Early Access release just to get it done before the end of the year. The game should probably cook for at least 6 more months.
nice. i have a month and a half left on my freebie account. ill have to start the d/l...Trying to install now, kept my Game Pass active for this to give it a whirl.
To the others - you can just subscribe for $1 and gain access. But at the moment via Microsoft Store I'm just sitting here with a "Pending" download.