As you’ve probably heard by now, Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is indeed coming to PC, complete with the excellent Halo Reach as a new edition to the compilation.
The PC version won’t all arrive in one big bundle, but will see each title released in chronological order. We’ll get Reach first, followed by the original trilogy, the ODST campaign, and then finally Halo 4.
This news has, predictably, been met with widespread acclaim. 343 are probably really basking in the love right now, but it also seems that fans of the announcement won’t stop sending the studio pizza. How much pizza is too much pizza? I’m not sure if such a thing exists, but if it does, 343 are about to find out.
This all seemed to start when a Reddit post before the big announcement offered to buy the first 343 employee to comment a pizza if MCC got announced for PC, which of course it did.
This cheeky little social media interaction seemed to inspire what I can only describe as a deluge of pizza. 343 Community Director Brian Jarrard began to document the sudden influx of Italian treats on Twitter.
While the team were of course initially touched and grateful for the gesture from the anonymous sender, Brian made it clear they didn’t really want or need any more pizza. Obviously that meant more pizza soon started to arrive.
After the third mysterious delivery, Brian once again asked that people stop sending pizza, because the team didn’t want the food to go to waste. A noble gesture, and one you can’t really argue with.
Take a look at this grand odyssey below.
Annnnd another one. Thank you anonymous pizza donator. I think pineapple and jalapeño is a troll but it’s some on the teams favorite?! Please we don’t need more pizza. We good. pic.twitter.com/KVQKGCzl5F
— Brian Jarrard (@ske7ch) March 12, 2019
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
At the time of writing, things seem to have quietened down on the pizza front for 343. To be clear, if you’re reading this and think it would be hilarious to send them a pizza, don’t. Maybe buy a meal for a homeless person instead or something.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.