Halo Reach MCC release live on PC and Xbox One as Microsoft talk free updates

Halo Reach is now part of MCC on Xbox One and is the first part to be launched on the PC platform.

Microsoft announced the full release today, confirming all the different ways you can play it in the process.

As many fans will already know, Halo Reach can be downloaded as part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription.

And this makes it one of the easiest ways to get back in the action on console. And the good news is that if you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can also download Reach on PC.

Halo Reach is the first part of the Master Chief Collection for PC players, and will be followed by more Halo games in 2020.

Gamers can choose to buy Halo Reach by itself as well, which is an option from Steam or Microsoft Store.

Here’s some background from Microsoft on how you can play Halo Reach today, December 3:

Xbox Game Pass  Subscribe with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) and get Halo: Reach, the first chapter in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, today. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign) and Halo 4 are also included in your membership and will be available on each game’s respective release date, completing the collection on PC in 2020.

Microsoft Store & Steam The Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle is available today for $39.99 USD, which includes Halo: Reach and will automatically update with the remaining titles as they launch next year. Halo: Reach can also be purchased individually for $9.99 USD. Note that you don’t have to purchase both of these options – we’ve seen some confusion out there.

Think of the MCC product as a launcher that will house Reach. You can purchase MCC complete which will auto-update with all titles as they are released or you can just purchase Reach standalone (but it will still install the MCC shell as a launcher).

For gamers who already own the Master Chief Collection on Xbox One, you will need to pay for the Halo Reach add-on if you want to play the campaign.

The multiplayer components of Halo: Reach – including PVP modes, Forge, and Theater – are automatically included as part of the base content offering of Halo: The Master Chief Collection at no additional cost via a game update available today.

And Microsoft has also provided news on what will be coming next for Halo fans in the new year.

“Today is an exciting day as the first big step in the journey to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC but there’s plenty more work to be done,” a message from Microsoft explains.

“As a reminder, Forge and Theater will not be included with Halo: Reach on PC at launch. These complex features require additional work and fine-tuning in order to support the additional requirements (and opportunities) offered on PC.

“Work is already well underway on these features (and additional post-launch updates to Reach) and we’ll share more details later next year.

“In the meantime, the 343 team has performed a mass migration of more than 8 million unique pieces of Forge content from the Xbox 360-era so your favorite maps and modes from the original game are available to enjoy today.”

Halo Reach is now available to download and play on Steam, Microsoft Store and Xbox One consoles.

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