343 Industries shares first look at Halo: Reach on PC, coming next month to select Halo Insiders

Laurent Giret

Since Microsoft announced that Halo: MCC would be released on Steam and the Windows 10 Microsoft Store later this year, a lot of Halo wants have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on the first beta build. Well, developer 343 Industries announced some good news during the latest Halo Social Stream yesterday, as the first PC build of Halo: Reach will ship to select Halo Insiders next month.

During yesterday’s livestream, 343 Industries also showed a live demo of the Halo: Reach build that will be playable at E3 2019. As a reminder, the remastered version of Halo: Reach (Bungie’s latest Halo game released back in 2010 on Xbox 360) will be the first Halo game to ship in the PC version of Halo: MCC, and the remaster will launch on the Xbox One version of Halo: MCC as well. The PC E3 demo will be limited to a 10min playthrough of the “Tip of the Spear” level, and you can take a look at it below.

Halo: Reach on PC will support many features hardcore PC gamers have been asking for such as uncapped frame rates, FOV sliders and multiple display ratios. 343 Industries is also looking to implement cross progression between the PC and Xbox One versions of Halo: MCC, but crossplay multiplayer won’t be supported at launch.

If you want to get the chance to test the first beta build of Halo: Reach on PC next month, you’ll need to sign up for the Halo Insider Program on this page. The first Insider build will be delivered via Steam, but only a subset of Insiders will get access to it next month. If you want to learn more details about 343 Industries’ journey with Halo: MCC, we highly recommend to give the latest development update a read.