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So yesterday we released the PC version of Halo Reach on MCC, and looks like it's doing great!!

It's one of my personal favorites in the series, brings so much memories of my college days where I was basically drunk 24/7

Played last night plus a couple times internally and I must say, the mouse & keyboard makes it feel like a whooole different thing... SWAT in particular is f*cking nuts

The game is also supporting mods so I'm excited to see what crazy stuff people are gonna come up with!

Did you guys play that one back in the day?

 

(So Halo is part of the PC master race now how 'bout that eh??) 

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On 12/5/2019 at 8:35 AM, MikeGon said:

(So Halo is part of the PC master race now how 'bout that eh??) 

Well technically speaking, it has been a while, the Halo PC porting is one of the first projects Gearbox worked on if I remember correctly 🤓

I’m confused on why they have ported Reach over more recent chapters? I don’t remember a particular love for Reach from the fans even in the original Xbox release, I mean not to the level of all other chapters?

I dunno, I’m ignorant on the matter, haven’t played Halo… but what I read even on the MS Store doesn’t make it clearer. I remember there was already a Master Chief Collection released like two years ago, allowing to swap in real time between Halo 1 graphics and remaster? Now there’s another collection that starts from Reach going forward? Boh.

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Never played Reach, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo 5, Halo 76 or any of that. Only Halo Combat Evolved when it came on PC all those years ago before Microsoft decided to be cocks. Bought the Collection, played Reach a bit - it's ok. Not really getting the hype that surrounded it but I'm only two missions in. Feel like I've watched more cutscenes than actually played the game so far. :v 

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4 hours ago, dux said:

Never played Reach, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo 5, Halo 76 or any of that. Only Halo Combat Evolved when it came on PC all those years ago before Microsoft decided to be cocks. Bought the Collection, played Reach a bit - it's ok. Not really getting the hype that surrounded it but I'm only two missions in. Feel like I've watched more cutscenes than actually played the game so far. :v 

Halo 3 is the best Halo.

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On 12/6/2019 at 5:23 AM, Vaya said:

@MikeGon are you involved in the CE port too? I've heard they are using the woeful PC version as a base, hope if this is the case they are fixing a lot of the issues?

***For clarity, I didn't work on it, that's a different team at the studio. I'm on the Halo Infinite team. Just very proud that we finally released something lol

I know the PC versions are taken very seriously and I would be surprised if it was based on the old Gearbox port tbh. I'm 99% sure it's the 2011 Anniversary version but I could be wrong...

 

On 12/6/2019 at 5:19 AM, blackdog said:

Well technically speaking, it has been a while, the Halo PC porting is one of the first projects Gearbox worked on if I remember correctly 🤓

I’m confused on why they have ported Reach over more recent chapters? I don’t remember a particular love for Reach from the fans even in the original Xbox release, I mean not to the level of all other chapters?

I dunno, I’m ignorant on the matter, haven’t played Halo… but what I read even on the MS Store doesn’t make it clearer. I remember there was already a Master Chief Collection released like two years ago, allowing to swap in real time between Halo 1 graphics and remaster? Now there’s another collection that starts from Reach going forward? Boh.

I think the idea was to start on a good note because Reach is beloved by most Halo fans (at least nowadays... yeah I remember, when it released it got shitted on because they added sprint lmao)

On 12/6/2019 at 5:19 AM, blackdog said:

I remember there was already a Master Chief Collection released like two years ago, allowing to swap in real time between Halo 1 graphics and remaster? Now there’s another collection that starts from Reach going forward? Boh.

MCC on PC is basically the same, achievements and some of the data are even synced between both platforms!

 

On 12/7/2019 at 9:43 AM, dux said:

Never played Reach, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo 5, Halo 76 or any of that. Only Halo Combat Evolved when it came on PC all those years ago before Microsoft decided to be cocks. Bought the Collection, played Reach a bit - it's ok. Not really getting the hype that surrounded it but I'm only two missions in. Feel like I've watched more cutscenes than actually played the game so far. :v 

If I put nostalgia aside for a minute, one that I feel is kinda overrated is Halo 2. Always felt like that campaign was too long and spread thin, MP was great though.

Halo 76 was definitely underrated, it had a battle royale and crafting system

 

17 minutes ago, Minos said:

Never really got into Halo before but might have to pick this up, so hard to find interesting FPS level design these days :(

It's basically just another Destiny ripoff...

 

On 12/7/2019 at 4:00 PM, Vaya said:

Halo 1 had such a good campaign. Classic PC single player shit (on consoles first... :))

Re-playing through Half-life 1 recently made me realize how much Halo 1 feels like it was greatly inspired by it. But less puzzle-oriented and more pew-pew-oriented.

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7 hours ago, MikeGon said:

I'm 99% sure it's the 2011 Anniversary version but I could be wrong...

From what I've heard you are right. However, I believe the developers of CE Anniversary said they built the game on the abysmal Gearbox port and not the original game. I remember reading a lot of criticism about how this makes the CE available on the MCC look substantially worse than the actual original game.

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I loved Halo, played it soooo much at uni. Got together with the same bunch of mates to play Reach the other night and... Damn, it doesn't feel the same. I guess older games will never feel exactly the same, but we were actually pretty bored. Dunno why!

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7 hours ago, DMU222 said:

From what I've heard you are right. However, I believe the developers of CE Anniversary said they built the game on the abysmal Gearbox port and not the original game. I remember reading a lot of criticism about how this makes the CE available on the MCC look substantially worse than the actual original game.

Yup you probably seen it but here's a great video on that topic:

 

 

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