Microsoft today surprisingly released Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for the PC. After Halo: Reach, this brings the second game of the Master Chief Collection to the PC, the remaining titles should be completed before the end of the year.
Halo: Combat Evolved was the beginning of the popular shooter series in November 2001 on the first Xbox. For the 10th anniversary, the Anniversary Edition for Xbox 360 was finally published, in which the graphics and soundtrack were completely revised – but with just one press of the button you could indulge in nostalgia and switch to the original graphics.
Now this remake is finally landing on the PC. To do justice to the stronger hardware, Microsoft and Saber Interactive have further adapted the title – Halo: Combat Evolved now supports a completely unlocked frame rate and 4K resolution. The angle of view of the camera can also be adjusted, a text chat for the multiplayer has been added and ultra-wide monitors are supported in the new version.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary can now be purchased from the Microsoft Store or via Steam for 9.99 euros, anyone who has already bought the Master Chief Collection for 39.99 euros will get the game for free. As part of this collection, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 will also be released in the coming months. All games are also part of the Microsoft Game Pass for Windows.
The next branch of the series is Halo: Infinite. The game will be released later this year on Xbox One (starting at $ 169 on Amazon), next-generation Xbox Series X console, and PC.