First Halo: Reach PC Beta Tests Scheduled for Later This Month

First Halo: Reach PC Beta Tests Scheduled for Later This Month

Halo: Reach will take "flight" on PC this April.

It appears that Halo: Reach PC beta tests will start rolling out sometime in April. At least according to a new Tweet from Halo community director Brian Jarrard.

In a tweet published yesterday, Jarrard writes, "If all goes according to plan, this is the month we start the first Reach/[Master Chief Collection] Flights." Microsoft refers to beta tests as "flights," and it makes sense to start with Reach as it will be the first Halo game in The Master Chief Collection to launch on PC.

Sadly, there's no word yet on when the actual release date is for Halo: Reach on PC. The Master Chief Collection for PC will be releasing Halo titles on a per-game basis, meaning each Halo game in the collection will be rolled out over time, starting with Reach. Hopefully with a beta planned for this month, the full launch isn't too far away.

Microsoft announced The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC during an episode of Inside Xbox in March. The collection is built from the ground up for PC, and games like Reach supports features like 60fps and 4K HDR resolution. The collection includes Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, and Halo 4.

The Master Chief Collection on PC is being overseen by 343 Industries, with assistance from Splash Damage and Ruffian. The Master Chief Collection will also be available on Steam, a first for the Halo series.

Check out our recent chat with 343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross where we discuss the future of Halo and the studio.

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