After E3 attendees got the chance to try the first playable demo of Halo: Reach on PC, developer 343 Industries is now getting ready to ship the first PC build to Halo Insiders. According to a blog post published on Halo Waypoint yesterday, PC flighting is now expected to kick off next week with a small subset of Insiders.
If everything goes according to plan, our first flight for Halo: Reach on MCC PC will be next week to a small subsection of registered Halo Insiders. We're starting more modestly because we've got quite a few levers to pull and we want to ensure our delivery pipeline runs smoothly, our communications are clear, and that participants can properly provide their feedback on the build. Since there are so many pieces and levers that need testing, verification, and appropriate approvals, we need to take our time to ensure we're sending out a quality flight to our Halo Insiders.
Halo: Reach will be the first game to ship in the PC version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. PC flighting will be done through Steam at first, and Halo Reach will be available on both Steam and the Windows 10 Microsoft Store when it's ready to be released later this year. If you haven't done it yet, you can sign up for the Halo Insider program on this page, and 343 Industries is accepting both PC and Xbox One players. The remastered version of Halo Reach is also coming to Halo: MCC on Xbox One later this year, but the Halo developers have yet to share their plans about Xbox One flighting.