Update: 343’s Brian Jarrad has taken to Reddit to declare that the games will be released when they’re ready, but didn’t commit to a timeframe.
“As we’ve said, ‘they’re ready when they’re ready’ but happy to hear Splash Damage is as eager as we are to get these into your hands,” Jarrad said in reference to the Splash Damage’s newsletter and its claims.
Original story: All games in Halo The Master Chief Collection on PC will be available to players before the end of the year, co-developer Splash Damage has confirmed.
In a newsletter sent by Splash Damage (via ResetEra), the studio confirmed that “Halo: Reach is coming first, with the rest of the titles scheduled throughout the year.”
The newsletter also served as a bit of a humble brag for Splash Damage, reading, “we’re incredibly proud to be working closely with Microsoft once more… Halo sits alongside Gears [of War] as one of the gaming’s [sic] biggest franchises, and we’re thrilled to be the only UK studio where you can work on both.”
Neither Microsoft nor Halo custodian 343 Industries (no additional co-developer Ruffian for that matter) has dated Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. It has been confirmed that the collection will be made available one Halo game at a time, with Halo: Reach heading to PC first. Reach will be followed by Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (campaign) and Halo 4, in that order.
We’ve gone to Microsoft seeking confirmation.
We’ll have more for you on Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC as it’s made available.