Halo: The Master Chief Collection may come to PC in the future, the development director for the franchise has hinted.
Frank O’Connor of developer 343 Industries, posting as ‘Stinkles’ on a NeoGAF thread discussing the rumoured transition of the recently announced Xbox One exclusive to PC, said the port was “not impossible, but not scheduled right now”.
O’Connor’s response to the rumours joins comments made by Jeff Gerstmann of Giant Bomb that a demo for the upcoming collection featured custom on-screen text inviting players to “move the mouse to look around”, which then changed to controller prompts when an Xbox One controller was connected – suggesting a PC version supporting both inputs was in development.
The last Halo game to be released on PC, rather than remaining an Xbox exclusive, was 2007’s Halo 2.
Announced during Microsoft’s E3 presentation, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will include all four of the core Halo games in the series: Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4.
As with the previously released Halo: Anniversary Edition, all four games will receive a graphical overhaul, with players able to switch between the games’ original visual styles and an up-to-date high-fidelity re-mastered look running at 60 frames per second.
The games’ original multiplayer modes will also be retained, with players able to play the 25 original multiplayer maps, as well as six ‘re-imagined’ environments.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be released for the Xbox One on November 11th 2014.
See a teaser trailer for the game below: