Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

Halo: Reach PC Version Launches Today

Halo: Reach for PC is going live today, as per confirmations from game developer 343 Industries. The game is supposed to go live tonight at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST when it will be released on PC and Xbox One. The PC port is going to be available for purchase on three platforms: Game Pass, Steam, and the Windows Store. The PC port currently contains some bugs, however, 343 Industries is working to iron them out before the game launches. Features like uncapped FPS will be mostly unstable during the launch period and might cause the game to crash, so it's better to turn it off for now. Latency issues could also be present in the beginning but 343i is working hard to remove it before the game drops tonight. For all Steam users, you can pre-purchase the game here.
Source: TweakTown
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21 Comments on Halo: Reach PC Version Launches Today

#1
londiste
Why start with Reach, if I am a PC gamer and a potential Halo buyer that has not played any Halo games would it not make sense to release them in order?
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#2
Crustybeaver
londiste
Why start with Reach, if I am a PC gamer and a potential Halo buyer that has not played any Halo games would it not make sense to release them in order?
I would assume it's because the others are already released on Xbox in the MCC. Releasing Reach first makes it a joint exclusive across both platforms. The rest are released on PC in chronological order.
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#3
Recus
londiste
Why start with Reach, if I am a PC gamer and a potential Halo buyer that has not played any Halo games would it not make sense to release them in order?
Halo Reach is prequel. Most people recommending to play in this order Reach, CE, 2, ODST, 3, 4, 5.
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#4
Raevenlord
News Editor
londiste
Why start with Reach, if I am a PC gamer and a potential Halo buyer that has not played any Halo games would it not make sense to release them in order?
They are releasing the games as it makes sense, story and timeline wise. Reach takes place before the original Halo. In the Halo universe's tmeline, it goes like this: Halo Wars - Reach - Halo - Halo 2 - Halo 3: ODST, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo 5, Halo Wars 2.
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#5
xtreemchaos
I don't care about the order there in, im just going to be happy to play it on pc with upto date hardwear. its good news.
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#6
64K
I was just reading an article on Halo Reach and it will be supporting mods on release for the single player campaign.
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
xtreemchaos
I don't care about the order there in, im just going to be happy to play it on pc with upto date hardwear. its good news.
well its not like a game made in 2010 is going to push your uptodate hardware to the extreme right?
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#8
CrAsHnBuRnXp
londiste
Why start with Reach, if I am a PC gamer and a potential Halo buyer that has not played any Halo games would it not make sense to release them in order?
Reach takes place before the events of Halo Combat Evolved. Personally im kinda glad they are starting with this one. Ive never played it and Im quite looking forward to it.

FreedomEclipse
well its not like a game made in 2010 is going to push your uptodate hardware to the extreme right?
Considering that they reworked all the graphics for the PC, it just might.

Edit: From the steam page: PC Settings/Optimization: Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now optimized for PC with mouse and keyboard support, native PC Features, up to 4K UHD and at least 60 FPS**. Many games in the collection will include other setting options like ultrawide support, uncapped frame rate, adaptive sync support, FOV customization and more."
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#9
TheinsanegamerN
I'm genuinely excited for this, I have many fond memoies of playing Reach multiplayer throughout high school. Getting to pla it again on PC will be great.

Something I havent been able to find an answer for: will the Pc version of MCC have LAN support? Could this be the return of LAN parties? Or will you new internet for any kind of multiplayer?
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#10
CrAsHnBuRnXp
TheinsanegamerN
I'm genuinely excited for this, I have many fond memoies of playing Reach multiplayer throughout high school. Getting to pla it again on PC will be great.

Something I havent been able to find an answer for: will the Pc version of MCC have LAN support? Could this be the return of LAN parties? Or will you new internet for any kind of multiplayer?
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
londiste
Why start with Reach, if I am a PC gamer and a potential Halo buyer that has not played any Halo games would it not make sense to release them in order?
Because based on storylines of Halo all together. Halo Reach takes place before Halo Combat Evolved in the Halo universe. They are releasing them in order.
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#12
robot zombie
Sweet... I haven't gotten to play Halo since Xbox 360 era. I mostly played 2 and a little ODST. Many tears of children were shed at my expense. Whiny little kids, antagonistic high schoolers, crazy older southern dudes who are randomly drunk... good times.

Maybe I can start with this and work my way up the timeline.

I never understood how Microsoft, of all companies, could keep most of the franchise off of PC.
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#13
Deathy
Are Halo games actually good PC FPS games now? When Halo became an Xbox phenomenon and was on PC, it was an adequate shooter for the PC, but heralded as the holy grail from console gamers. Has this changed now and they are of better quality?
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64K
Deathy
Are Halo games actually good PC FPS games now? When Halo became an Xbox phenomenon and was on PC, it was an adequate shooter for the PC, but heralded as the holy grail from console gamers. Has this changed now and they are of better quality?
Should be better than the Xbox versions in several ways. They will be remastered, support wide screen and 4K monitors. Have a FOV slider and uncapped frame rates. The Xbox version was capped at 30 FPS. Also support for mods.
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#15
MCJeeba
londiste
Why start with Reach, if I am a PC gamer and a potential Halo buyer that has not played any Halo games would it not make sense to release them in order?
lol

Reach is the first in the story. Therefor, yes, it makes sense to play Reach first if you've never played Halo.
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#16
TheinsanegamerN
robot zombie
Sweet... I haven't gotten to play Halo since Xbox 360 era. I mostly played 2 and a little ODST. Many tears of children were shed at my expense. Whiny little kids, antagonistic high schoolers, crazy older southern dudes who are randomly drunk... good times.

Maybe I can start with this and work my way up the timeline.

I never understood how Microsoft, of all companies, could keep most of the franchise off of PC.
Pretty simple, it was THE selling point of the 360, forza was good but didnt catch the headlines halo 3 did, and on OG xbox halo was all anyone associated with the big black box. MS had no incentive to take their main selling point and dilute it. It didnt sell as well on the PC as it did on xbox (arguably because the port was late and not of the best quality, but lets stop making sense here) so MS kept it on their box for two decades. PC gaming is a LOT bigger now then it ever was before, and the xbox division now has the resources to properly port these games on their own.
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#17
Baum
Does it have a nice single player missions?

Is there Coop with friends like on the xbox?


Looks like i have to hit steam this evening ^^
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#18
INSTG8R
My Custom Title
Baum
Does it have a nice single player missions?

Is there Coop with friends like on the xbox?


Looks like i have to hit steam this evening ^^
I‘m sure yes is the answer to both I haven’t figured out how to do coop but I’ve seen others playing it. BTW it’s on Xbox Game Pass which is super cheap and has tons of great games.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
64K
Should be better than the Xbox versions in several ways. They will be remastered, support wide screen and 4K monitors. Have a FOV slider and uncapped frame rates. The Xbox version was capped at 30 FPS. Also support for mods.
Not really remastered in the sense that they are built on a new engine. They are the same exact games just with some extra PC specific features.
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#20
64K
The Halo MCC is one of Steam's best sellers now. With about 130,000 concurrent players which puts it in 4th place behind CS:GO, DOTA 2 and PUBG. With only 1 of the 6 games in the collection released right now I'm sure the sales are going to continue to rise as more games in the collection are released.

https://www.techspot.com/news/83017-halo-master-chief-collection-pc-port-one-steam.html

I hope Sony is awake and paying attention. There's a big PC gaming market that will buy their exclusives too if ported to the PC well even if they are old.
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#21
my_name_is_earl
I kinda lost my interest in Halo when it took them like 10yrs to release Halo 2 on PC long after everyone on X-Box play them. The graphic has shown it's age.
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