Halo: Reach For The PC Is Set To Release On December 3, According To Microsoft Store Page

Halo: Reach For The PC Is Set To Release On December 3, According To Microsoft Store Page
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For the longest time, PC users have fantasized about getting their hands on Halo: Reach — the fifth major installment in one of the most beloved gaming franchises by Bungie. We know that beta tests have been occurring for the PC launch, which has given many fans hope that a release is imminent.

According to the game’s page on the Microsoft Store, it is. This page now has a release date of December 3, which is only a couple of weeks away. Bungie hasn’t officially put out a launch trailer or confirmed this date, but this recent update could be a subtle way to show their hand. If it is, then PC users are in store for quite an amazing adventure.

Halo: Reach is one of the most beloved installments in the series. It originally came out back in 2010 for the Xbox 360. It is a direct prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved. Instead of having to go back and retell old events, the developers took liberties to introduce new characters and story arcs.

It was a bold decision at the time, but for the most part, it paid off. It helps expand the Halo lore and give players the chance to take on a new role, Noble Six. This character is a member of an elite supersoldier squad, which is Reach’s last defense against the Convenant invasion.

The game was so beloved at the time that it went on to sell around $200 million on day one of its release. That was unheard of at the time and a testament to the great direction the developers took this game in.

A novelty in Halo: Reach compared to previous installments is the open-ended design. Certain areas are massive and thus warrant travel with various vehicles. It’s a particularly unique experience that gives Halo a fresh coat of paint in many ways. New to Reach was also the dog-fighting system in space. You get to wage war in space using spaceships. These combat sequences are pretty addicting and do a pretty good job at providing memorable experiences.

Enjoying all of these novelties on the PC has been a request from many gamers, especially as of late. Fortunately, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for this highly anticipated release. If you have a PC and have followed the Halo series since the beginning, you’re probably jumping at the chance to experience this well-received installment. Not much longer now, it seems.