Halo The Master Chief Collection

Halo: Reach and Halo: The Master Chief Collection out now on PC

For the first time in over 10 years, Master Chief is back on PC, clocking more than 160,000 concurrent players and a “very positive” user review average on Steam.

Launched at 20:00 local time last night, Halo: Reach makes its New! Improved! Now with keyboard and mouse support! debut next to Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 in the Halo: The Master Chief Collection combo-mega-deal, and features optimisations and custom configs for PC. It’s available on Steam, the Microsoft Store, and as a first-party game, it’s also included in the Xbox Game Pass for PC library so subscribers can get it free-for-R159-per-month.

Despite the inevitable “halo sux lol console sux lol ur mom sux lol” claims from PC gamers who’ve never played a Halo game, didn’t get an Xbox for Xmas, and (probably) don’t even know your mom, Halo’s re-introduction to PC has been a yoink for Microsoft and 343 Industries, boosting into Steam’s top three most-played games within hours of its drop. At publish time, it’s slipped to number seven, with 59,035 players plugged in.

The PlayStation Plus Collection features 15 PS4 games that “defined the generation”