Halo Will Appear on Mahjong & Solitaire
- Xavier Thomas
- 22 Sep 2021
Microsoft has added Halo-related cosmetics to its popular default games: Solitaire and Mahjong. Now, you can have a game or two with Master Chief as a special guest.
Microsoft has prepared an epic crossover that will put Avengers to shame. Solitaire and Mahjong will be nicely complemented with the original cast from the Halo series.
The new themes were produced by 343 Industries — the talent stable responsible for the original Halo game.
They are available for free and if you happen to have Windows 10 running on your desktop, you’re in luck. (It wasn’t specified whether Windows 7 users can enable the themes).
Interestingly, MS presents Mahjong as the most frequently played game in the world. And not because it’s extremely popular in China with its over 1 billion population. The secret is because Mahjong has been a free addition to Windows for almost 30 years now.
Some Mahjong tiles will be adorned with lovely images of Master Chief, Cortana, and other characters. As for Solitaire, Queen, Jack, and other “humanized” cards will also be replaced with the Halo cast.
It was also revealed that these pretty cool cards will get a physical embodiment. Real sets with the Halo heroes and heroines will be sold at the Xbox Gear Shop from next month on.
These themes are a part of the promotional campaign launched by Microsoft to support the upcoming Halo Infinite. The game is scheduled to release before 2021 ends. And its early demos caused a major outcry in the fan community.
Previously. Microsoft orchestrated a few other public stunts to raise awareness about Halo Infinite. One of them saw Master Chief becoming an official voice for the navigating app Waze.
Do you think there’s a chance that Halo Infinite will see the light in 2021? Do you enjoy the two classic casual games more with Master Chief’s helmet on them? Let us know in the comments!