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At a recent Inside Xbox showcase, Microsoft and 343 Industries made the long-awaited announcement that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will finally be making its way to PC and steam. Amidst the reveal and the pizzas galore sent in by happy fans, the question of eSports loomed large.
What was announced was that it will be released gradually, starting out with Halo: Reach, followed by Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo ODST and finally Halo 4. But the question of the future of eSports with the compilation was also raised, which prompted a response on Twitter from lead eSports producer at Microsoft, Tahir “Tashi” Hasandjekic.
In the tweet, Tashi stated: “Regarding Halo esports on PC – we’ll talk a little more about this at the #HCS Invitational at SXSW. Don’t expect major PC Halo esports announcements at the event but want to open up the conversation since it’s a big deal for this community. We want to do things together.”
Regarding Halo esports on PC – we'll talk a little more about this at the #HCS Invitational at SXSW. Don't expect major PC Halo esports announcements at the event but want to open up the conversation since it's a big deal for this community. We want to do things together. https://t.co/Cj4h48hHyf
— Tashi (@Tashi343i) March 12, 2019
The question of whether crossplay will be available to players on both Xbox One and on the PC platform has also been mentioned, though it remains to be seen whether this will be discussed at SXSW. In the meantime, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is available now on Xbox One.