Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which includes multiple Halo games, will be rolled out later this year through the Microsoft Store and Steam. The announcement is one of two pieces of good news - the company is also adding Halo: Reach to the MCC. The biggest note is that the entirety of the Master Chief Collection won't be released all at once, but in stages.
Halo: MCC on PC will include the same content as the Xbox One game, but 343 Industries' Brian Jarrard said today that the games will actually roll out one by one. The bundle is a great way to enjoy all the games without purchasing each title individually.
The announcement provided no further details on dates or even release windows, though you should expect more information soon. In addition to this, the order in which the collection is released will be chronologically, beginning with Halo Reach. You can nearly hear the fans beckoning for 60FPS and 4K/HDR support, which the post promised for Halo: Reach on Xbox One. Anyone who owns MCC will get the multiplayer content (including Forge and Theater) for free, but you'll have to pay for a "premium digital add-on" to get its central storyline and Firefight.
Gamers will be able to get the PC collection through the Microsoft Store and on Steam. Now here's hoping that they can bring Halo 5 to PC as well, so we can have the entire series. Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign), and Halo 4 will each be available for individual purchase within MCC as they become available. There's also some kind of plan to "evolve and grow" each of the games with community input, though it's not clear how extensive those post-release plans are.
It was also noted that the Master Chief collection will not be arriving all at once on PC, but instead will take a slower approach and debut in installments.