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Halo Reach test flights to kick off later this month

Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming soon (Source: Microsoft)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming soon (Source: Microsoft)
Halo Reach is ready for its return to the latest Xbox consoles and it will also reach the Windows PC realm for the first time. This title that will be a part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection is expected to enter the public testing stage later this month, confirmed 343 Industries' community director — formerly with Bungie — Brian Jarrard.

Developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios, Halo Reach was released mid-September 2010 as an Xbox 360-exclusive title. This first-person shooter is the sixth member of the Halo family and the direct prequel to Halo Combat Evolved. This title was well received by both the general public and the press, so its return as a part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection is not a surprise.

Brian Jarrard, former community, PR, and marketing lead at Bungie, has just confirmed on Twitter that the first Reach/Master Chief Collection tests will be conducted later this month. This is his message: "Happy April! If all goes according to plan, this is the month we start the first Reach/MCC flights."

Since the Twitter post above was published yesterday, some considered it an April Fools' Day prank. However, when asked about it, Jarrard quickly replied and confirmed that there was no joke involved in the original message.

If you missed the news concerning Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you should know that the remastered Halo titles included in this package are Reach, Combat Evolved, 2, 3, 4, and Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (usually referred to as "ODST" and nothing more). The best part about this release is that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be available through Steam as well, in addition to the Windows 10 Store. Sadly, there is no release date to talk about yet.

Which Halo game is your favorite? Are you looking forward to take these titles for a spin on your Windows PC? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments section, as usual.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-04- 2 (Update: 2019-04- 2)
Codrut Nistor
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