Gather up your pals and get ready for some four player co-op and Grifball: Halo 3 is coming to The Master Chief Collection on PC next week. Its release will mark the first time the 2007 trilogy-capper has been released officially for PC, and it'll leave the Collection's package just two more games away from completion.
343 Industries announced the launch date, July 14, with a short trailer pulling from Halo 3's memorable introduction. We hear Cortana's opening monologue about picking the Chief as he streaks through Earth's atmosphere, leaving a blazing trail behind him on reentry. It's no "Believe" ad, but it's right in line with the other nostalgic Halo trailers made for these recent PC releases.
As with the new PC releases of Halo, Halo 2, and Reach, you'll be able to purchase Halo 3 separately for $9.99 or pick it up as part of the full Master Chief Collection. Release dates haven't been set for Halo 3: ODST or 343's series debut Halo 4 just yet, but we do know that the former is supposed to arrive on PC later this summer while bringing its Firefight co-op mode to both Xbox One and PC for the first time since it joined the Collection.
Halo 3 will also be the first game in the Master Chief Collection to receive a bit of brand-new content as of its PC release. Last week, 343 revealed that it has actually added a new skull, Acrophobia, that adds jetpack functionality. The jetpack movement is actually based on a developer cheat that itself came from a feature that was cut from the original Halo.
This is shaping up to be a pretty packed month for Halo fans. On July 23, Microsoft will host another upcoming game showcase, and it will presumably still focus on first-party and next-gen titles. This means that our first new look at Halo Infinite in over a year should be just a couple weeks away, and we'll hopefully come away from the event with a much better idea of what we'll be playing when it launches for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.