Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Pricing Announced At E3
$10 each, except for ODST.
A lot of the attention on Halo at E3 was understandably focused on Halo Infinite, but Halo: The Master Chief Collection is getting some attention as well. The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC, and as we've known, each title will be sold separately. Now, Microsoft has confirmed how much each one will cost. In an Xbox Wire post, the company confirmed Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4 will cost $10 USD each on both Steam and the Microsoft Store. Halo 3: ODST, meanwhile, will cost $5 for its campaign-only experience.
Titles will be released over time, beginning with a beta for Halo: Reach sometime in June (the full product release is coming later), and continuing chronologically from there at points in the future. Microsoft did not say if it will release a bundle with all of the titles when they're all eventually released.
Purchased individually, it will cost you $55 USD to buy all of the Halo games within The Master Chief Collection on PC. That's not exactly a very good deal, as the package currently sells for $30 USD on Xbox One (though this does not include Reach currently).
Alternatively, each game within Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC will be available with Xbox Game Pass for PC. The service, which launched on June 9, normally costs $10 USD/month, but Microsoft is offering it for the introductory rate of $5 USD/month, a price that is discounted even further thanks to a sale that brings it down to $1/month for new subscribers.
Players can also subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which covers Xbox One and PC. This service normally goes for $15/month, but new subscribers can get in for only $1.
Halo: Reach is also coming to Xbox One. Everyone who owns The Master Chief Collection gets the game's multiplayer content for free, while the campaign and Firefight modes will become available to buy in an add-on. Game Pass subscribers, meanwhile, get everything without paying extra.
As for Halo Infinite, Microsoft premiered an extended single-player trailer during its Xbox E3 briefing that followed Master Chief waking up in a foreign place without Cortana. For more, check out GameSpot's thoughts on Infinite's E3 2019 showing in the video embedded above.