Halo: The Master Chief Collection is gearing up for its long-awaited debut on PC, but developer 343 Industries has indicated that it won't be a Play Anywhere title.

Speaking during the Halo Champion Series Invitational, 343's Bonnie Ross touched base on the subject of Play Anywhere, seemingly squashing hopes of Master Chief Collection joining the 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 (via IGN).

This essentially means that those of you who own the Xbox One release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have to fork out for another version to play it on PC. 

Speaking of which, the game's PC release will be staggered. The first game to arrive for the Collection will be Halo Reach, although a release date for that title has yet to be confirmed.

Despite this, Halo Insider is coming to PC, so you'll be able to play the game early if you sign up for the program.

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