Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC, but it’ll take a while. A few days ago, we learned that the entire collection might release by the end of the year. Now, Halo fans will be glad to know that they will very soon be able to play Halo: Reach, the first Halo game releasing on PC.
According to a Tweet from Halo community director Brian Jarrard, the Halo Insider tests are set to begin this month.
“Happy April! If all goes according to plan, this is the month we start the first Reach/MCC flights.”
Posted on April 1st, the tweet seems too good to be true. However, Jarrard confirmed that it is not a joke, and the first public test run of Halo: Reach is starting very soon.
343’s recent AMA has us believing that the tests would first be available to Xbox One users before coming to PC. While both platforms are guaranteed to see flights, Jarrard states that their plans might change.
“I did write that in a forum post but things may change – not super sure which will come first at this rate but both platforms will see flighting.”
The developers have previously said that they want to “get these games into player’s hands as soon as possible”, and it looks like they meant it. Sign ups for the Halo Insider program are live now, so eager fans can opt in to have a chance to play Halo: Reach early.
Furthermore, Jarrard claimed that work on Halo: Combat Evolved, the second game to be released, is underway “almost in parallel”. This means that the public test sessions for Halo: Reach will likely be followed by something similar for Halo: CE.
Jarrard explains that there is a possibility of the tests being delayed, so nothing is set in stone. The Steam listing for Halo: Master Chief Collection is up now, but we still don’t have a confirmed release date for any of the titles.