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'Halo 4' not planned for PC, Microsoft confirms

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Initial post: Nov 6, 2012, 2:50:37 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:

A Microsoft representative squashed that hope, telling the Penny Arcade Report: "Halo 4 was designed specifically for Xbox 360, and while we're always exploring new ways to expand the franchise and share the Halo experience with as many fans as possible, we do not currently have any plans to port Halo 4 to PC."

Only the first two games in the Halo series were ever released on PC. Halo: Combat Evolved arrived two years after its Xbox release in 2003, while Halo 2 released three years late as a Windows Vista exclusive in 2007.

None of the Halo games since the launch of the Xbox 360 have seen a release on PC, including Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach and the real-time strategy spin-off Halo Wars.

The lack of a PC port is seen by many as a missed opportunity, as a Windows 8 version could have helped Microsoft dispel the perception that its new operating system is not well suited for games.

However, that could lead to a situation strikingly similar to Halo 2's Vista exclusivity, which performed poorly enough that a PC port of the series has not been attempted since.

Halo 4 launched worldwide today on Xbox 360, accompanied by an extravagant aerial performance in London.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 2:53:56 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
But what about GFWL.


Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 3:23:24 PM PST
well that totally blows that theory out the water. MS Windows = Xbox [360] and vice versa.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 3:28:39 PM PST
Not seeing this as a surprise at all.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 5:04:47 PM PST
mattfixit says:
and not a single !@#$ was given.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 5:05:35 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
The first 360 exclusive?

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 5:13:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012, 5:14:23 PM PST
They didn't plan the Mass Effect series going to the PS3, either

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 5:24:50 PM PST
...unless you buy Windows 8, he later adds.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 5:25:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012, 5:26:15 PM PST
So I might need to get a 360?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 5:30:49 PM PST
Modern Wolf says:
silly sonymite, Halo is for Xbox only

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 5:31:45 PM PST
Not surprised. Microsoft Games Studio games haven't been being ported in the last few years or so.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 6:01:25 PM PST
DVvM says:
I take this as meaning "we want everybody and their housepets to buy Halo 4 for the Xbox 360, but once we've sold the game to everybody who's going to buy it, we'll look at maybe releasing a PC version if we think it would make enough money.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 6:44:36 PM PST
AJF says:
Well first they would have to release Halo 3 on the PC.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 7:23:11 PM PST
mattfixit says:
the best way to cite that 360 has the most sales of halo 4 units is to limit halo 4 sales to the 360 only.


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 8:02:14 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Surprisingly Fable 3 made it to PC

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 8:19:41 PM PST
mattfixit says:
surprisingly fable 3 made it to the drawing board!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 8:37:13 AM PST
And it looked amazing on that platform.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 8:37:22 AM PST
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