Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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  2. exlink

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    I'm interested. Hopefully it won't have the matchmaking nightmare that it did at launch on Xbox One.
     
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  3. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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  4. sharknice

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    I bought an Xbox one just for this game and couldn't have been more disappointed.

    Hopefully they bring it to PC and don't fuck it up, or at least deliver a good enough product that the community can fix through mods.

    I still go to annual Halo CE LANs.
     
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  5. Megalith

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    Nice. On steam. I have yet to buy anything from the Microsoft store and likely will not.
     
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    For the first time ever, The Master Chief’s story comes to PC. Featuring Halo: Reach along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, the Halo 3: ODST Campaign and Halo 4, this is the definitive Halo experience.

    Honoring the iconic hero and his epic journey, The Master Chief’s story is brought together with a total of 67 campaign missions plus more than 120 multiplayer maps (including the original Halo Combat Evolved maps) and Spartan Ops maps. Now built for PC with mouse and keyboard support and up to 4K UHD and HDR, this is the collection Halo fans have been waiting for!
     
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    other than download speeds sucking sometimes it's not really that bad. plus you don't have to leave it open like steam/uplay/epic/etc.
     
  9. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    Holy shit, they're bringing it to Steam. Hell is freezing over.
     
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  11. sharknice

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    The wording on that is bringing back bad memories of when they did the single player Halo CE Anniversary remaster and just added Halo CE maps to Halo 4 instead of actual Halo CE multiplayer.

    Can anyone confirm it's the multiplayer for the individual games like the xbox one version?
     
  12. Majinhoju

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    Is this PC only or are there any details on it being a Play Anywhere title (maybe the windows store version)? I have a group of friends I play Halo with occasionally and I'd be the only one of them interested in playing it on PC.
     
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    One of the screenshots there is good-ol fashioned CTF on Blood Gulch. I would bet its just like the MCC on Xbox, which is really a repackaged Halo PC multiplayer.
     
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    Likely XBOX one as well
     
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    I see they plan on adding Reach to the Xbox version but can't find any details about crossplay. I'm hoping though.
    I already play Gears of War 4 on PC with my Xbox buddies. It would be great to do the same with this game.
     
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    https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/news/mcc-pc-halo-reach

    More info here. Sounds like they're slowly adding each game and you can purchase them separately.

    I'm skeptical they're adding multiplayer for each game. I have 0 trust in 343.

    I want to be excited so bad, but their track record is terrible.
     
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    what the fuck hardforum, do we have any more information on this? when will it come out? cross play with xbone? Im seriously shoveling money into my monitor.
     
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  18. Armenius

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    Since they said they'll be releasing the games individually I would imagine it will be setup just like the Xbone version.
    Play Anywhere, yes. They haven't said anything about crossplay, though.
    We don't have anymore information at this time.
     
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    18 posts in and nobody has found a way to shit on Microsoft yet... gotta double check that I'm still on [H]....

    IMO this is pretty telling that MS intends to make good on their promise to give PC the attention it deserves again... especially with a Steam release. It will be interesting to see if they start releasing all their games on Steam or if this is just to try and drum up interest in Halo on PC to only offer Infinity on their store. We'll see... but I'm calling this is a pretty big win for now.
     
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  20. MavericK

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    Huh. Guess I'll have to finally play Halo.

    Presumably we will get 5 and Infinite eventually?
     
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    Infinite will come at launch. I’d hope they release 5 sometime before that.
     
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    Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Announcement...

     
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    Extremely surprised it isn't locked to Windows Store. Awesome. Would be even better if they also had it on GOG.
     
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    Don't think I have ever put a game on my wish list that fast.
     
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    My kid is going to make me get this. :D:D

    I haven't played Halo PC since it fist game out. Gotta pay it a visit.
     
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  26. djoye

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    I don't care for Halo, but I'm happy for this release.
     
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    Finally! I haven't played Halo since CE, never got Halo 2 cuz I heard the only differences were the ability to dual wield and to play the Covenant. Now I get my chance.
     
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    Anyone see any mentions of Play Anywhere?
     
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    Can't wait. Loved playing the games just can't stand using a controller.
     
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    Nope but I’ve heard they said (can’t watch the announced while I’m at work to confirm it) it will be included with Game Pass.
     
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    This is fucking crazy... on Steam, even?!

    Yeah, so Xbox is on its deathbed I think.
     
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  32. polonyc2

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    so this is not going to be a remaster?...just a port with expanded PC options
     
  33. Colonel Sanders

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    Halo 1 was remastered a few years back and Halo 2 was remastered for MCC on Xbox One. 4 was updated with 60fps. Halo 3 and ODST were pretty much straight ports except 1080p or 4k. Reach was not in MCC but it should just be a straight port.

    We can assume all this will hold true for the PC version except for unlocked framerates and multi resolution support. edit- and mouse/keyboard support obv.
     
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    They will get the same base enhancements they got for the XB1 release. So basically the same textures just with some upscaling applied. Halo 3 looked decent on the XB1, I haven't played the ODST release yet. Any XBX enhancements they have will likely translate over to the PC as well. So 4K res support (maybe HDR as well, but I'm not going to count on it). I'm hoping they let them all run at an uncapped frame rate or, at the very least, set the cap to 144hz.
     
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    Really surprised it's not exclusive to Windows Store. I see that even on Steam it will still use your Xbox Live account. Glad to finally be able to play ODST and Reach on PC. ODST I particularly enjoy. Still play Gearbox port of Halo 1 on PC to this day. Played all other Halo games a bunch of time on consoles (both solo and in 2P-4P co-op, also spent some time with Firefight modes), where I can't properly experience the game cuz no mouse and keyboard. Also nice to have the Halo CE Anniversary and Halo 2 Anniversary remasters on PC. I still love the originals, but the new graphics and environment art in the remasters are quite interesting.

    cartographer.online - Project Cartographer
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    https://www.halo2.online/threads/project-cartographer-feature-add-ons-to-halo-2.2149/
    Basically the PC version we should have gotten to begin with.
     
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    Since this will be on Steam, will it be W10 only I wonder? I played the Steam version of Quantum Break just fine without W10.
     
  38. Armenius

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    It's most likely built on UWP, which would mean Windows 10 only. Quantum Break was backported to Win32 when it came to Steam, which is why you could play it on Windows 7 just fine. Right now system requirements just say "Microsoft Windows" with no mention of version.
     
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    Damn. Guess I could dual boot....
     
  40. BiH115

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    Lot of good build-up with this being announced. Exciting for sure.