Halo: Reach Is Being Added To Master Chief Collection In An Unusual Way
It's a little confusing.
The final Bungie-developer Halo game, the acclaimed Halo: Reach, is finally coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One, as well as the upcoming PC version of the collection. However, the way in which it will be released is a bit different than the last time a game, Halo 3: ODST, was added to the collection.
On Xbox One, the game's multiplayer content--include Forge and Theatre--will be free for everyone who owns the game. The game's campaign and Firefight mode, however, are getting bundled together in a "premium digital add-on" that you'll have to buy. Pricing was not disclosed, however.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers have the easiest path to getting all of Halo: Reach's components. Members will receive "the entirety of Halo: Reach," according to Microsoft. The rest of the Master Chief Collection is already available to Game Pass members.
Halo: Reach is also coming to the newly announced PC version of Halo: MCC, and its release structure is a little different. According to Microsoft's news release, the game's "campaign, multiplayer, and Firefight [will be] available for purchase..."
It's not clear if Reach's campaign, multiplayer, and Firefight will be bundled together in one package or each sold as individual elements. Microsoft has said it will share many more details about Halo: MCC's release on PC in the time ahead, so all should become clear eventually. We do know that the company will sell each game in the MCC individually on PC; it's unclear if it will also be available in a single bundle, as is the case on Xbox One. Notably, the PC release will come on both the Microsoft Store and Steam.
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