Halo: Reach Finally Returns on December 3

After months of teasing and previews, Halo: Reach will at last be joining its brothers in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. One could say it’s been a long time coming since the Halo community has basically been asking for its inclusion since practically day one, but it’s worth noting that 343i didn’t have to listen. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is five years old now, long past the point where one would expect support to cease. Yet, 343i is still at it anyway, bringing Halo: Reach to the game all these years later and finally bringing a new Halo experience to the PC at the same time. That has to be worth at least a little recognition.

Halo: Reach will be made available in a few different ways. Those who already own Halo: The Master Chief Collection will get most of the game’s multiplayer components free of charge via an update. These modes include competitive multiplayer, Forge and Theater. Owners who want the campaign and Firefight modes will have to pay about ten dollars. For Xbox Game Pass subscribers, the whole package will be included with their subscription. For everyone else, the whole collection (including Halo: Reach) will be available on the Microsoft Store for about forty dollars.

PC fans will also be getting their first taste of Halo on December 3. They’ll only have Halo: Reach at first, but 343i is already working on getting the rest of the collection ready for PC implementation. Hopefully it won’t be too long before the PC Halo scene is alive and thriving again.

Halo: Reach launches for PC and Xbox One on December 3.