When it comes to bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC, Microsoft is eager to avoid the same mistakes as the game's console release.
Addressing an impatient fan on Twitter, 343 community director Brian Jarrard noted that the studio has "never said anything about all the games arriving on PC this year. We’ve been consistently saying they’re ready when they’re ready."
While a release date was never confirmed when the PC version was announced in March, the studio has been aiming to ship Halo: Reach to both PC and console before the end of 2019.
After Reach's eventual release, the plan is to roll out the other Collection titles chronologically, starting with Combat Evolved, then Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, ODST, and finally Halo 4.
Between the release of spec requirements for Halo Reach and a beta test – called a 'flight' by 343 Studios – taking place in July, one would hope the title isn't far from release. As Jarrard notes however, "much depends on flighting outcomes."
Of course, the Master Chief Collection isn't the only title fans have to look forward to, with Halo: Infiinite the next major entry in the franchise expected to release next Christmas as part of the Project Scarlett launch lineup.