Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Launches Bring In "Largest Addition of New Players" Since Halo 3

Those PC players sure love Chief.

Halo Infinite may not be arriving until later in 2021, but the Master Chief Collection has given the franchise fresh legs following its piecemeal rollout on PC.

In a new end of year update from 343 Industries, the developer revealed that the series is now more popular than ever.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Launches Bring In "Largest Addition of New Players" Since Halo 3

Discussing the challenging year that was 2020, Bonnie Ross, Studio Head, notes that "during this time, we launched FIVE games as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC, leading to the largest addition of new players to the franchise since Halo 3".

Considering Halo 3 launched in 2007, that's a big deal.

Interestingly, Ross notes that "there's more MCC content coming next year!", presumably referring to more seasonal content – although maybe they'll sneak Halo 5 into the PC version (it's currently only available on Xbox One).

Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched in 2014, just a year after the Xbox One, and while its collection of single-player campaigns led to praise, its multiplayer was borderline unplayable across Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4.

Still, the team worked out the issues while also releasing Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach, before porting the whole lot to PC piece by piece.

Considering where it began, it's been a remarkable turnaround. Here's hoping for a similarly impressive turnaround for Halo Infinite.

The game was delayed from the Series S/X launch to make changes following a disappointing reveal earlier this year.

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