Last night, and after several teases, 343 Industries finally announced the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC. Not content with just meeting fans’ expectations, the studio surpassed them, announcing that the anthology will release on both the Windows Store and Steam. The collective reveal has made fans so happy that they spent much of last night swamping the studio with pizza deliveries.
Last night, community director Brian Jarrard took to Twitter, showing off multiple pizzas sent in by grateful fans. And then another. And another. In the end, Jarrard was forced to issue a plea to the community, asking “please, don’t send any more pizzas to 343 Industries,” citing a combination of logistical difficulties and concerns around food waste as the reason for his request.
There’s plenty of pizza on show in Jarrard’s tweets from last night (I count a total of nine), but his was far from an exhaustive list. Other developers contributed their own photos, showing full stacks of pizza boxes stacked up around the office.
For context, it’s worth noting that this isn’t just an act of kindness from the community. Last week, a Halo fan posted on Reddit saying that they’d send pizza to the first 343 developer to comment on their thread, but only if Halo: MCC for PC was announced.
The Halo community is awesome. We're excited, too! Please, don't send anymore pizzas to 343 Industries. The building receptionist isn't here so it's getting logistically challenging and we really don't want to see food to go waste.
— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) March 13, 2019
Jarrard claimed that particular prize, fueling further rumours after tech reporter Brad Sams first suggested that the game’s reveal was imminent earlier this month.
While the Master Chief Collection is coming to Steam, it won’t do so in its traditional format. Instead, they’ll release one-by-one, starting with Halo: Reach, in an attempt to ensure that the PC port is as good as it can be. Sadly, we don’t have a release date, but the game’s Steam page is live, so hopefully you’ll be able to relive some of Master Chief’s greatest hits relatively soon.