Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary For PC Now Available

And it's only the second Master Chief Collection game to launch on PC after Reach.

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Developers 343 Industries and Saber Interactive have announced that the 2014 enhanced remake of Halo, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, is now available on PC via Xbox Game Pass for PC, Windows 10, and Steam as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection

343 community director Brian Jarrard shared a blog post detailing the new features in this extra-enhanced reimagining of Master Chief's first adventure. With this new PC release, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary comes fully optimized for the platform with a 60 FPS frame rate (or greater if your machine can handle it) and support for 4K UHD displays. In addition to these improvements, Halo: CE Anniversary for PC allows you to fine-tune your experience by giving you free rein over a variety of customization options. This includes things such as variable frame rates, native mouse and keyboard support, the ability to rebind controls, support for ultra-wide displays and different aspect ratios, updates to texture and shadow quality, and more.

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To take it all even further, you can switch between the "classic" game graphics and audio and the newly-enhanced version to create a fully-immersive experience. The audio options also extend to multiplayer, and 343 said it has made "improvements to Spartan customization" as well.

The Master Chief Collection also comes packaged with Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4. Subscribers to Xbox Game Pass for PC will get free access to Halo: CE Anniversary; it's also available to purchase through the Microsoft Store and Steam for $40 USD.

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