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It appears that despite the recent news of Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PC, it doesn’t look like the title will be a Play Anywhere Game.

During a live stream of the Halo Champion Series Invitational, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and head of 343 industries, Bonnie Ross, made a comment that seemed to dash hopes of The Master Chief Collection coming to the Play Anywhere lineup.

“While MCC shipped before the XPA Play Anywhere, we are exploring ways to make sure that we show our appreciation and recognition for the support we’ve had from the amazing fans of MCC and we’ll have more to announce as we get closer to launch.” said Ross on the subject of Play Anywhere games.

Xbox Play Anywhere is an initiative which allows some games to be played on both Xbox One and PC when purchased digitally. Originally, Microsoft touted that all new first party games would get the Play Anywhere treatment but this has since been scaled back. So, with this news, fans who already own Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One will most likely need to purchase a new version of the game to be able to play on PC.

The release of The Master Chief Collection on PC is set to be a staggered one, with the newly announced remaster of Halo: Reach set to be the first game to arrive. Reach’s multiplayer is also coming to the Xbox One version of the collection for free to existing owners, but if you want the campaign and Firefight modes they’ll need to be purchased separately unless you have Xbox Game Pass.

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Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance writer for IGN. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.



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