Halo: Combat Evolved is now on PC
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary surprise launched Tuesday on Windows PC via Steam, Microsoft Store, and Xbox Game Pass for PC. It follows Halo: Reach, which was released last year, as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The rest of the games — Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 — are all expected to launch before the year’s end.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a remastered version of the original game, which allows players to switch between “classic game graphics and the fully enhanced version” of the game. The developer said it’ll run at 60 frames per second with 4K UHD support on PC.
It’s available as part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, or purchasable as part of Master Chief Collection on the Microsoft Store and Steam for $39.99. If you only want Halo: CE Anniversary, you can buy that individually for $9.99. (The same goes for Halo: Reach.)
Halo: Reach had a rocky launch on its December release date, but 343 Industries said it’s since fixed the audio and stuttering issues that plagued players. Once it knocked out the bugs, the developer took aim at players who’ve been gaming the system to unlock items in the new progression system.
The next iteration of Halo, Halo Infinite, is expected out this year.
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