Developer 343 announced during an episode of "Inside Xbox" that the "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" is set to be released on Windows PC later this year. IGN reports that the franchise will soon be available on the Microsoft Store and Steam.

The entire collection will be released, one at a time, in chronological order: "Halo: Combat Evolved," "Halo 2," "Halo 3," "Halo 3: ODST," and "Halo 4" as the games coming out. Steam and PC users will be able to buy them individually. The developer will be releasing "Halo Reach" first.

Master Chief Collection aimed at great experience

343 Industries' Brian Jarrard are focused on making The Master Chief Collection a premiere experience for PC gamers. Only "Halo: Combat Evolved," and "Halo 2" have been released for PC in the past. "Combat Evolved," was released for PC and Mac in 2003. "Halo 2" was later released in 2007.

Fans and critics praised the HMCC earning a strong Metacritic score, but it was plagued by technical glitches. When players began playing the game, they enjoyed the story and the campaign but discovered that the online matchmaking mode was not working in multiplayer. This forced 343 Studios to make necessary changes.

Early 'Halo' glitches cost the studio in the long run

Polygon reported that the glitches forced the studio to hold off on a planned eSport competition the Halo Championship League. The developers released an apology and several updates for the multiplayer mode throughout the game's first year.

In 2015, the developer decided to add the campaign mode for "Halo 3: ODST" to the "HMCC" and is planning to add "Halo: Reach" to the collection.

That makes six titles within the collection. Microsoft has also announced backward compatibility for the entire "Halo" series on Xbox One.

"HMCC" received critical praise and earned many positive reviews from critics. The collection currently has a score of 80 out of 100 on the popular review site Meta Critic. However, the glitches and bugs have definitely had an impact on its score.

Currently, developers do not have a specific date for the rollout of the "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" on PC and Steam, so fans will have to wait and see how the collection pans out. While developers are hoping for the best, they do have a pattern of facing serious glitches with their games. The "Halo" series has become a massive hit for gamers of all ages. The series has also become one of Microsft's top sellers.