Not long after their lengthy community update where they promised it won't be long before Halo 2 comes to PC, Microsoft confirmed it's coming to Steam and Xbox Game Pass next week.
The news comes via Xbox Game Pass' Twitter feed, where they posted the brief announcement saying, " Halo 2: Anniversary is coming May 12".
They also tagged Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, most likely in response to the tweet below. Ninja's beginnings in competitive gaming were tied to Halo, after which he went into battle royale.
As for Halo 2: Anniversary, the development team behind Halo: Master Chief Collection was quite optimistic in terms of the game's battle readiness, having successfully completed testing with 175,000 testers involved.
We're talking about a game that launched in 2004, which can be an eternity in game development terms, so they've certainly had their work cut out for them.
Nevertheless, Microsoft brought in a few more studios to help with development and the team is already working on Halo 3.
"If all goes according to plan it shouldn't be too much longer now before Halo 2 officially releases on PC and then we’ll get ready for Halo 3 flighting! We will see y’all back again in a few short weeks", they wrote at the time.
They posted a few images from Halo 3 and ODST, so you can rest assured that social isolation didn't hamper Xbox Game Studios from delivering on their promises to PC players.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection's development team recently posted something about themselves, including some images of their workstations, so if you're interested in seeing where your favourites are being crafted, you can check out the aforementioned lengthy dev update .