Which is a pretty quick turnaround after the announcement last month
that Halo: The Master Chief Collection was headed to PC - via Steam and the Windows Store. With Halo community director Brian Jarrard taking to Twitter to confirm that there are plans for the Halo: Reach PC beta to begin sometime in April. This month.
343 Industries will release each title that makes up the collection in chronological order - with the prequel Halo: Reach being the first planned PC release. Which will then be followed by the original Halo, Halo 2, and so forth. With a staggered release schedule this might mean a lengthy bit of time between releases - depending on any issues encountered in bringing each game to PC.
Microsoft and 343 Industries are treating Halo's return to PC quite seriously, noting, "We’re embarking on a journey with our community to build a PC experience that delivers on PC gamer expectations. The team is passionately committed to ensuring that all of the features, bells, and whistles expected in a modern PC title are included with MCC."
With Halo: Reach also coming to the Xbox One release The Master Chief Collection, we're definitely keen to see how it stacks up on modern PC hardware.