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Halo on PC: Combat Evolved Anniversary enters beta in early 2020

Halo: The Master Chief Collection continue its PC release after the December launch of Halo: Reach, with a beta planned for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary in the new year. PCGamesN spoke with the community manager of 343 Industries, Brian Jarrard, who confirmed that PC players could try for the first time this updated version of Halo, which debuted on Xbox 360 in 2011, after the holidays. "Once Reach leaves next month, after the holidays, we will start restarting, and we will start flying Halo CE," he told the site. "We will continue moving forward until completing the rest of the collection."

The plan, he says, is to update the game to run at 60 fps and 4K, and "take into account all the requirements that PC players expect today," such as frame rates without limits and a FOV slider. Ultimately, this has been a longer process than expected, but 343 is determined to achieve the correct launch of the game, especially after the problematic launch of The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary was the first Halo game released by 343 Industries after Bungie retired from the franchise. It is a remaster of the original Xbox launch title, and you can switch to the original images at the press of a button. This Halo game, in fact, was released for PC before: Halo: Combat Evolved came to PC in 2003, and we gave that version a 9/10 in our review. Be the second game in the Collection released for PC; Each game arrive separately.

The Master Chief Collection also contains Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4. All these games will eventually reach the PC.

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Source: GameSpot