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Halo 2: Anniversary Hits The Master Chief Collection on PC Early Next Week

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Halo 2: Anniversary is joining the PC version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection beginning next week, May 12. The beloved sequel comes after the original game's remaster hit Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC back in March.

Though Bungie developed the first several Halo games, it's the series' newer caretaker, 343 Industries, that is working on the long port job of bringing the entire Master Chief Collection to PC. Eventually, the complete collection will be available on PC and Xbox Game Pass for PC just as it is on Xbox One.

Even the console version is still receiving updates, with Halo Reach coming to the massive collection earlier this year on console. The complete PC port won't be completed until next year which will eventually include Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo ODST, and Halo Reach, but before that we're expected to welcome the next major Halo game, Halo Infinite, alongside this fall's launch of the Xbox Series X. 

That co-launch is meant to be the biggest of the year for the Xbox team, which swears the console won't be delayed, even as Phil Spencer has said games are more threatened by the ongoing pandemic, and some may suffer delays as a result.

We'll get our first look at Series X gameplay this Thursday, May 7 at 8 am Pacific, though Halo Infinite likely won't appear anyway. Instead, Team Xbox says to expect a range of third-party games, with more to come every month leading up to the launch of the console in a string of events Microsoft is calling Xbox 20/20. This includes plans to share more on first-party games, Xbox Game Pass, and Project xCloud.

While that lineup is mostly being kept secret until the show begins on Inside Xbox this Thursday, we do know one game that will make an appearance: Assassin's Creed Valhalla. The viking RPG was announced last week by Ubisoft after many leaks and a long livestream of the game's artwork by digital artist BossLogic, but to date, we've only seen a cinematic trailer meant to sell the game's world and tone. This Thursday, we'll get our first look at the much-anticipated title's gameplay.

In the absence of E3 keeping major reveals congested every June, it's about to get very busy and stay that way for the foreseeable future.

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