Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced for PC (Steam/Microsoft Store) - Staggered release, Reach first

DopeyFish

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Oct 25, 2017
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They could fix armor customization in a sense. But since the MCC slices all the games up, it's no longer in engine when you're changing the armor so there isn't a way to show you what your Spartan looks like without making a sort of complex solution. Like making an image of every possible permutation in reach would be Overkill... So they need a way to generate the images without being in game.

All colours, all pieces, everything.
 

VaporSnake

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Oct 28, 2017
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Honestly wish they just waited a few years for the ten year anniversary of Reach to give it the H2 anniversary treatment, I love the game, and it being on PC is kinda insane, but damn if Reach isn't the Halo that I want that treatment with the most.
 

Dinjoralo

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Oct 25, 2017
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The PC announcement is the absolute top post of r/Halo, even higher than the announcement for Infinite. Damn, people really were waiting for this.
 

scitek

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Oct 27, 2017
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Honestly wish they just waited a few years for the ten year anniversary of Reach to give it the H2 anniversary treatment, I love the game, and it being on PC is kinda insane, but damn if Reach isn't the Halo that I want that treatment with the most.
Just getting rid of the ghosting and upping it to 4K will probably give it a similar overhaul. Let alone running at 60fps.
 

Glass

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Oct 26, 2017
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Probably will have access to this on the Windows Store but will double-dip for Steam, this is insane.
 

Veelk

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Oct 25, 2017
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They could fix armor customization in a sense. But since the MCC slices all the games up, it's no longer in engine when you're changing the armor so there isn't a way to show you what your Spartan looks like without making a sort of complex solution. Like making an image of every possible permutation in reach would be Overkill... So they need a way to generate the images without being in game.

All colours, all pieces, everything.
Well...I hope they find a simpler way to do it, but if that's what it takes...

I need my spartan to look fabulous, 343i. Let me make it happen.
 

Irate Bandit

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Oct 27, 2017
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Considering ODST was cheap i don't expect Reach to be super ridiculous in terms of price. I am willing to go up to $30.

Speaking of ODST would be great if they added Firefight to that game too.
 

CurrY

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Nov 26, 2017
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I have a physical copy of MCC so ill have to rebuy but ill gladly do it if it works this time around.
 

Silencio

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Oct 25, 2017
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Here's my non-educated, overly optimistic speculation that is definitely 100% going to happen:

Halo 5 is a ways off but needs to be out before Infinite, will release at the start of next year. The rest of the games therefore need to be out even earlier.
Reach gets shadow-dropped on Sunday - that's clearly why they're holding out on release details until then.
As soon as the announcement goes live, a bunch of big streamers will have the game already and will be streaming right away.
MCC games will then be released between now and the end of the year, one every couple of months.
Trump gets impeached. Brexit gets cancelled. The world in general decides to chill the fuck out, stop all the bullshit, and relax with some Halo. Guaranteed.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Honestly wish they just waited a few years for the ten year anniversary of Reach to give it the H2 anniversary treatment, I love the game, and it being on PC is kinda insane, but damn if Reach isn't the Halo that I want that treatment with the most.
Halo 3 never got the anniversary treatment either. To be honest though, I don’t really think Reach needs it. A resolution boost and jump to 60fps will do wonders for that game. It was always a gorgeous and impressive looking game, it’s just held back by its sub-720p resolution and frame rate in the 20s.
 

Jahranimo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Here's my non-educated, overly optimistic speculation that is definitely 100% going to happen:

Halo 5 is a ways off but needs to be out before Infinite, will release at the start of next year. The rest of the games therefore need to be out even earlier.
Reach gets shadow-dropped on Sunday - that's clearly why they're holding out on release details until then.
As soon as the announcement goes live, a bunch of big streamers will have the game already and will be streaming right away.
MCC games will then be released between now and the end of the year, one every couple of months.
Trump gets impeached. Brexit gets cancelled. The world in general decides to chill the fuck out, stop all the bullshit, and relax with some Halo. Guaranteed.
I love everything I'm reading here. Hopefully at least the first part comes to fruition!
 

zashga

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Oct 28, 2017
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Wow, how did I miss this story? Pretty incredible; I would’ve never expected MS to put this on Steam. I guess the pivot to Xbox as a service (with optional dedicated hardware) is real.
 

Bungie

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Oct 31, 2017
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Reach single player will be a nice distraction until Halo 3 multiplayer

That’s what we’re all thinking
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Never played the MCC before, so pardon my ignorance.

How are the physics, vehicle destruction, etc. on Halo: CE? Is it the same game, or did they "upgrade" it?
If it's the original game, I'm all about some multiplayer when it releases.
 

LukarWuff

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Oct 27, 2017
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Here's my non-educated, overly optimistic speculation that is definitely 100% going to happen:

Halo 5 is a ways off but needs to be out before Infinite, will release at the start of next year. The rest of the games therefore need to be out even earlier.
Reach gets shadow-dropped on Sunday - that's clearly why they're holding out on release details until then.
As soon as the announcement goes live, a bunch of big streamers will have the game already and will be streaming right away.
MCC games will then be released between now and the end of the year, one every couple of months.
Trump gets impeached. Brexit gets cancelled. The world in general decides to chill the fuck out, stop all the bullshit, and relax with some Halo. Guaranteed.
I hope you’re right about every single part of this, but especially the bolded.

Never played the MCC before, so pardon my ignorance.

How are the physics, vehicle destruction, etc. on Halo: CE? Is it the same game, or did they "upgrade" it?
If it's the original game, I'm all about some multiplayer when it releases.
It’s almost exactly identical to the original game. They added the optional redone visuals and soundtrack, but they run on top of what is basically a port of the Windows version of the original game. Ditto for Halo 2 Anniversary, which is based on Halo 2 Vista.
 
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I hope you’re right about every single part of this, but especially the bolded.


It’s almost exactly identical to the original game. They added the optional redone visuals and soundtrack, but they run on top of what is basically a port of the Windows version of the original game. Ditto for Halo 2 Anniversary, which is based on Halo 2 Vista.
For Halo 2 Anniversary weren't there 2 engines?
 

Dinjoralo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Why would they do that instead of pumping files directly to Steam though if there's no difference? If they do, there probably is.
This is something that we probably won't see directly confirmed or debunked until launch.
But if they confirm the Steam version works on older versions of Windows, then it can't be MSIX. Only Windows 10 has support for that.
I'm guessing the argument for why they would do it like that is so the Windows Store and Steam versions be the same version, no hassle trying to keep them in check with different packaging.
 

RadCatDad

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Feb 27, 2019
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One mod I want to see on PC is all the Reach Covenant swapped in for Halo 4s Covenant. The design change of the Convenant from Reach to 4/5 has always been jarring to me. Wonder how extensively we will be able to mod these games 🤔
 

Windu

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Oct 25, 2017
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This is something that we probably won't see directly confirmed or debunked until launch.
But if they confirm the Steam version works on older versions of Windows, then it can't be MSIX. Only Windows 10 has support for that.
I'm guessing the argument for why they would do it like that is so the Windows Store and Steam versions be the same version, no hassle trying to keep them in check with different packaging.
no actually msix works on windows 7 as well, they demoed it in one of their presentations. doesn't have all of the same features as on 10 but it still works as a simple installer. its open source, works on just about every platform actually. they basically wanted to build one package format for any kind of platform and app.

 

Masterspeed

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Oct 25, 2017
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Wow, I gotta admit, way more people liked Halo than I imagined. I've been a fan since release, but I didn't realise some people still wanted it that badly on PC. I'm happy about this.
 

Akai

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Oct 25, 2017
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One mod I want to see on PC is all the Reach Covenant swapped in for Halo 4s Covenant. The design change of the Convenant from Reach to 4/5 has always been jarring to me. Wonder how extensively we will be able to mod these games 🤔
Model swaps are one of the easier things to do. Don't think you'll have to wait too long.
 

Dinjoralo

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Oct 25, 2017
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no actually msix works on windows 7 as well, they demoed it in one of their presentations. doesn't have all of the same features as on 10 but it still works as a simple installer. its open source, works on just about every platform actually. they basically wanted to build one package format for any kind of platform and app.

I thought that's what they were trying with UWP? And I thought MSIX was that container used on Xbox one that they'd recently added support for, that's actually XVC. My bad...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Here's my non-educated, overly optimistic speculation that is definitely 100% going to happen:

Halo 5 is a ways off but needs to be out before Infinite, will release at the start of next year. The rest of the games therefore need to be out even earlier.
Reach gets shadow-dropped on Sunday - that's clearly why they're holding out on release details until then.
As soon as the announcement goes live, a bunch of big streamers will have the game already and will be streaming right away.
MCC games will then be released between now and the end of the year, one every couple of months.
Trump gets impeached. Brexit gets cancelled. The world in general decides to chill the fuck out, stop all the bullshit, and relax with some Halo. Guaranteed.
#ReachForTheStars #IfYouBuildIt #CancelArmageddon
 

Windu

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Oct 25, 2017
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I thought that's what they were trying with UWP? And I thought MSIX was that container used on Xbox one that they'd recently added support for, that's actually XVC. My bad...
the msix variant of that is supposedly called msixvc. msix + xvc = msixvc. whether that specifc version is w10 only and has no functionality on w7? who knows.

 

OutlawSlevin

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Oct 27, 2017
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Any chance for cross play ? I’d love to play through the campaign of Reach on PC with folks on Xbox.

Can’t wait to armorlock salt folks in 2019.