Shortly after expressing his desire to have Halo Reach and ODST include in Halo: Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries executive producer Daniel Ayoub has dropped a bombshell that will surely upset many PC games: Halo: Master Chief Collection will not come to the PC. As a reminder, the Master Chief Edition is a compilation of four titles: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4, complete with their full catalogue of extras (all multiplayer maps and gameplay modes, etc.) and graphical enhancements. As for why it won't be offered on the PC, Ayoub had the following to say:
"From a technical standpoint, you look at the architecture of the Xbox One and there are some similarities to the architecture of a modern PC. That certainly makes that sort of cross-platform development easier. But beyond that the ease goes away. Master Chief Collection is massive. We have to coordinate four games, 100-plus maps, a lot of new cinematics, and Halo 2 Anniversary."While Halo 1, Halo 2 and Halo: Spartan Assault received PC versions, it is quite clear that 343 has turned its attention to the Xbox One and only the Xbox One, at least momentarily:
"We've definitely heard the questions about PC. Right now we’re a couple months out from the Xbox version's release, and that’s our main focus. That’s quite honestly where all our headspace is right now."RELATED NEWS: Halo: Nightfall Series Trailer revealed at Comic-Con One question naturally arises: how long PC gamers have to wait for Halo: Master Chief Collection? While there is a chance the collection might never be released on the PC, we think it could follow a year or two after the Xbox One version hits the market, when 343 Industries has more time on its hands. They will have to subsist on the existing Halo titles for the time being.