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Halo announced for PC/Mac

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jean-Michel, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. Jean-Michel

    Jean-Michel Well-Known Member

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    Inevitable and excellent!

    Thanks for the news.
     
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    I'll get the PC version just for the multiplayer.
     
  5. Morgan Jolley

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    Isn't the PC version supposed to be different from the console version? I think I heard that somewhere.
     
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    A YEAR to port it to PC? now that's ridiculous...the xbox is basically a PC, it should not take that long to port it [​IMG] On top of that, Halo was originally being developed for the PC for a couple years at least, then microsoft bought out bungie and decided to make Halo an xbox exclusive.
    Halo will be very dated in a year unless they make some MAJOR graphical improvements, and maybe some different gameplay modes.
     
  8. Morgan Jolley

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    Actually, wasn't Halo originally being developed for Mac, then MS bought Bungie and made them bring it to the PC and eventually the X-Box?
     
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    wow.. that's a long time to wait but i am sure it will be worth it. They just want to maximize xbox system sales... (hey, it almost worked for me!)
     
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    Hmmm, Bungie isn't porting the game themselves. Ack. I sincerely hope they've been working on Halo 2 all this time, and not sitting on their asses or chasing women after all this time!
     
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    I think Bungie has been hard at work on Pimps at Sea
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    -Dave
     
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    Personally, I'm glad there's going to be such a long wait. The PC crowd needs another great FPS like Tiger Woods needs another $1000. I'm hoping Halo sells a lot more Xboxes between now and then.
     
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    2003! Ha! Almost 2 years to go from XBOX to PC (Isn't XBOX already Direct-X 8 powered?). I just hope that the PC version is compatable with HALO 2/HALO Online multiplayer [​IMG] I really can't imagine HALO on PC though... it just really FEELS like a console game to me for some reason. Plus, me and my friends have played Co-op for probably over 20 hours (I don't think it would work on the PC)... if the PC loses that feature, that is like losing half the fun!
     
  15. Morgan Jolley

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    The whole idea of a console is that a game is made for a set hardware and that it will take full advantage of that hardware. With PCs, its a little different since each one is different, so they have to choose a lowest common denominator and then build the game to be optimized for that.

    I'm sure you all knew that. I'm just pointing that out as the most probable reason for the Halo PC delays (either that or MS wants a big gap between Halo XB and Halo PC).
     
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    Love that dancing Spidey, Romier [​IMG]
     
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    I can't believe it'll be a full more year! Ridiculous. I'll be playing doom 3 by then and Halo will barely be a blip on the radar. Bungie sure did alienate their fans by going to the xbox, and they even said they wouldn't do that. And wouldn't get caught up in it and would retain their individuality. Bah...well done Bungie I hope the money they got up front was worth it.
     
  19. Morgan Jolley

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    When someone else owns you, its kinda hard to keep promises that go against your owners wishes.

    If Halo PC/Mac is going to be online, then the porting of the game and the added online aspects are probably two things that are taking so long to port it over. They probably also have a very small group porting it, seeing as how its not exactly top-priority right now.
     
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