Halo: Reach Launches On PC, Becomes Third Most Played Game On Steam

The remaster of Halo: Reach got here out on PC in the present day, marking the collection’ return to the platform after 12 lengthy years, and Steam customers have given it a Spartan’s welcome, with over 100,000 individuals taking part in on the identical time making it one of many prime 5 video games on Valve’s storefront.

The sport’s solely been out since 1:00 p.m. ET and already it has extra concurrent gamers than PUBG, Grand Theft Auto V, and Rainbow Six Siege. It’s at the moment probably the most performed sport not made by Valve, and in third place general with 139,997 gamers on the time of writing, behind solely Counter-Strike and Dota 2. These two Valve video games have upwards of 300,000 concurrent gamers.

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It’s additionally forward of Future 2, one other sci-fi shooter which just lately got here to Steam after Bungie cut up from Activision and the sport was faraway from the Blizzard sport launcher. Future 2 debuted at simply over 220,000 concurrent gamers, however has been slowly declining as the sport’s newest season attracts to an in depth. It has TK gamers in the present day. After all, it’s a tribute to Bungie that the one sport overtaking it in the present day occurs to be the final Halo it made earlier than leaving Microsoft to develop into an impartial studio.

Whereas Halo: Reach is the primary sport within the collection to come back to PC and Steam, it gained’t be the final. 343 Industries, which took over the franchise from Bungie, will slowly be porting the remainder of the Halo: Grasp Chief Assortment to the platform, the place Microsoft says that every sport within the collection up by means of Halo 4, together with their multiplayer modes, might be playable in 4K at 60fps.

Halo: Reach can be out on Xbox One in the present day the place I’ve been taking part in it, and can proceed to, until Santa Clause decides to present me a brand new graphics card this month. I’ve solely spent an hour with it, however to date so good. Halo: Reach is one in every of my favorites within the collection, and I’m excited to get to grinding by means of the remastered model’s new multiplayer development as a result of it’s 2019 and I’m a damaged man who wants meters to refill as a way to really feel contented.