Microsoft Teases Halo: The Master Chief Collection Announcement

PC version incoming?

Microsoft Teases Halo: The Master Chief Collection Announcement

Microsoft Teases Halo: The Master Chief Collection Announcement 

In their next Inside Xbox stream, Microsoft has confirmed that they plan to reveal some "exciting news" for Halo: The Master Chief Collection alongside other reveals that the company are unwilling to tease at this time. 
This news comes less than 24 hours after reports that The Master Chief Collection was coming to PC in the near future, making it possible that Microsoft/Xbox is finally ready to bring their mainline Halo series games back onto PC. 

Inside Xbox will be available to watch live on March 12th at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT, which translates to 10 PM UK time. During this stream, we can expect to hear a lot about Microsoft's Halo plans. 

Given the sub-par launch of The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One, Microsoft understandably wants to have a solid launch on PC, as it acts as an opportunity for Microsoft to further embed their Xbox brand into the minds of PC gamers. It is also likely that Microsoft will make the Master Chief Collection available via the Xbox Game Pass system, and as a standalone application, much like Forza Horizon 4, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves. 

While some analysts have stated that Microsoft plans to bring their Game Pass system to PC, they are wrong in believing that the pass doesn't already exist on the platform. Microsoft's Game Pass is already available on PC, but at this time it offers significantly less value and only applies to Xbox Play Anywhere titles, like those mentioned above. In the future, Microsoft plans to add more games to their Xbox Game Pass on PC, but at this time it is unknown what games will be added and how frequently PC gamers should expect new titles. 

When it comes to PC gaming, Microsoft's priority should be to reforge their Windows 10/Microsoft Store into something that gamers want to use. Perhaps they could integrate their gaming store into the Xbox App or completely redesign the Microsoft Store, but either way, things need to change. As it stands, most PC gamers hate the Microsoft Store, which means that many PC gamers will avoid it at all cost, either using to play first-party Microsoft games exclusively or avoiding it entirely. 

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