While the announcement of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC was met with excitement, some details weren’t showcased. One of those being the possibility of the game being a Xbox Play Anywhere title. It would seem that this won’t be an option, at least at the launch of it. 343 Industries confirmed at SXSW 2019 that this release won’t be a part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program. This service option is a staple of the first party which allows individuals to buy the game once digital on either Xbox One, or Windows 10 PC and own it on both.
This typically comes with cross-play and cross-progression for the titles. The issue here is most likely the gap in time between releases, the inclusion of Steam as a platform and that they want to truly specify this iteration for PC while not stepping into the realms of it being considered a port. They did mention that they’re looking at some sort of solution for owners of the game on Xbox One. You can our review of the initial launch game, or view the general Halo franchise hub for additional coverage below.
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