Halo: Reach on PC finally has a release date on PC, after being teased for months. On December 3, the first part of Halo: Master Chief Collection will be released on:
Steam Xbox Game Pass for PC Microsoft Store Halo: Reach can be purchased separately (it is listed on Steam as a DLC). Or it can be purchased a part of the Halo: Master Chief Collection as a bundle with future game release dates to be announced for Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4.
It wil be interested to see how the Steam version will interact with Microsoft services, as it will require a Xbox Live account to play the game.
Since inception, one of the most criticized elements of Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform is the lack of support for file modification. After many years, it seems Microsoft is finally changing their tune. In the current build of Windows 10, Reddit user Pycorax has found a folder with an interesting name in their Program Files directory, titled “Modifiable Windows Apps”.
Microsoft’s official webpage provides more information, shedding light on the folder’s purpose.
While modding was definitely possible (albeit difficult) on UWP applications,
Microsoft finally supporting file modification will alleviate what is perhaps the most controversial issue plaguing the Universal Windows Platform.
Gears 5 Tech Test preload is now available through the Windows Store to Game Pass subscribers and users who have pre-orderedBy AnotherGills
The Gears 5 Tech Test pre-load is now available for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, as well as those who have pre-ordered Gears 5. Unlike Halo: The Master Chief Collection's recent beta testing taking place on Steam, Gears 5's testing will only be available on the Windows Store (though the game will be receiving a Steam release).
For those eligible, follow this link to reach the Windows Store page for the Gears 5 Tech Test and begin the 13GB download.
The Tech Test will have two playable periods, the first starting on July 19th at 10am PDT until July 22nd at 10am PDT.
The second will begin on July 26th at 10am PDT until July 29th at 10 AM PDT.
The Coalition has also published recommended hardware specs for the test:
Furthermore, Windows 10 version 1903 will also be required.
Will you be taking part in either of the tests?
Link to the store entry: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/xbox-game-pass-pc-games/cfq7ttc0kgq8
$1/$4.99 is a tempting value. £1/£3.99 in the UK and €1/€3.99 in Europe.
What games will be included in Xbox Game Pass?
Our own current list: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/List_of_PC_games_on_Xbox_Game_Pass
New list of games reported by deals.gg:
ABZU Antiquia Lost ARK: Survival Evolved Astroneer Battle Chasers: Nightwar Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Bomber Crew Bridge Constructor Portal Broforce Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons Book of Demons Clustertruck Crackdown 3 Crosscode Die for Valhalla! Disneyland Adventures Everspace Fez Football Manager 2019 Full Metal Furies Gears of War: Ultimate Edition dla Windows 10 Gears of War 4 Guacamelee 2 Halo: Spartan Assault Halo: Spartan Strike Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition Hatoful Boyfriend Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Hello Neighbor Hollow Knight Hotline Miami Imperator: Rome Into The Breach Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition Forza Horizon 4 standard edition MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight Metro Exodus Mindzone Moonlighter MudRunner Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Neon Chrome Old Man's Journey Opus Mangum Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You Oxenfree Pony Island (Daniel Mullins Games) ReCore Riptide GP: Renegade Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Rise of the Tomb Raider Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Ruiner Samorost 3 Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition Shenmue I & II Silence - The Whispered World 2 Sinner for Windows 10 Slay The Spire Shoot n Merge 2048 Smoke and Sacrifice Snake Pass State of Decay 2 SteamWorld Dig 2 Sunset Overdrive Super Lucky's Tale SUPERHOT - Windows 10 Supermarket Shriek Surviving Mars - First Colony Edition Riverbond Tacoma Titan Quest Anniversary Edition The Banner Saga The Banner Saga 2 The Banner Saga 3 The Flame In The Flood The Gardens Between The Messenger The Stillness of the Wind The Surge The Turing Test Thimbleweed Park Thumper Tyranny Gold Edition Valkyria Chronicles Vampyr Void Bastards Wandersong Wargroove Wasteland 2: Director's Cut West Of Loathing Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus We Happy Few Wizard of Legend Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection
Looks like this has leaked ahead of Microsoft's announcement - link is here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-beta/9mv0b5hzvk9z
Interesting to see how this affect's Microsoft's current PC offerings and the Game Pass:
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