343 Industries has announced that the public beta/flight phase for Halo 3 will begin next month. To be more precise, the team aims to launch the public beta in the first half of June.
As 343 Industries stated:
“Halo 3 is next up on the menu for coming to MCC on PC. We are already underway with early stages of flighting in Ring 1. Next week, we aim to get the completely paired down flight build into our partners hands, which is much sooner than usual. Our goal is to have the Halo 3 public flight kicked off in the first half of June.”
Do note that Halo 3 in Halo: The Master Chief Collection is not a remaster. In other words, don’t expect the same graphics overhaul we got with Halo Anniversary and Halo 2 Anniversary. Also, and contrary to Halo and Halo 2, this will be the first official release of Halo 3 on the PC.
In Halo 3, the war has come to a climax; the Flood continues to grow in numbers and strength, the armies of Earth are scattered and decimated, and the Covenant threatens to activate the Halo, effectively destroying all life in the galaxy. Master Chief’s mission is to stop the Covenant, destroy the impending Flood threat and, ultimately, save mankind.
After the release of Halo 3, 343 Industries will focus on Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4. These will be the final two games that will be coming to the PC.
Lastly, there are still no plans to release Halo 5’s single-player campaign on the PC.
Stay tuned for more!