Microsoft Opens the Halo Insider Program

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Xbox One, Windows 10 with 3 Comments

Interested in testing Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the PC? Well, here’s your chance: The Halo Insider Program now offers gamers the opportunity to test all of the Halo games across both console and PC.

“Join us on the journey to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC,” the Halo team announced on Twitter. “The Halo Insider Program is the new way you can partner with us to help improve our games via feedback and hands-on public flighting. Learn more and sign up today.”

The Halo Insider Program can be found on the Halo Waypoint website. There, you can sign-up to test Halo: The Master Chief Collection on both PC and console (or either).

“The Halo Insider Program is the new way Halo fans and community members can partner with 343 Industries to improve our games, products, and services,” the website notes. “As a Halo Insider, you’ll have the opportunity to regularly provide feedback and insights that help shape and inform current franchise initiatives and the future of Halo. You will also be given exclusive opportunities to participate in public [releases] of in-progress Halo game releases and provide feedback to the development teams.”

Those who choose PC will be considered for early access to in-development Halo games, meaning all of the games that Microsoft now working to port to the PC as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection package. This includes Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign), and Halo 4. It’s not clear now if other Halo titles, like Halo 5: Guardians, will be ported to the PC at some point as well.

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3 responses to “Microsoft Opens the Halo Insider Program”

  1. anthonye1778

    Sounds interesting. I do have a surface studio 2 with a 1070... so I might actually give it a try. Though the computer does get SUPER HOT whenever I do anything intensive. This would be among the first actual games that I would run on the Studio 2, and the fact that this is free for the time being makes this a great way to test the gaming chops of this computer...

    • bleeman

      In reply to AnthonyE1778:

      I've been playing Forza 7 on my Studio 2 via the Xbox Play anywhere option. Like you said it gets SUPER HOT, but seems to hold up well and it's a blast playing on this system. What I really like is how easy it was to connect my Xbox controller to it via Bluetooth.

  2. rrraa

    windows File explorer is playing essential key role in windows 10 operating system for all working stuff like i open file explorer windows 10 always checking many files in file explorer then its replying in just few times.